The nonprofit life can be a fulfilling one, but it’s also hard. When resources are scarce, it seems fiscally responsible to put off buying the tools you need to do the job right for “just one more year.” It seems impossible to hire another employee when, by staying late every night, you do manage to (mostly) get the work done. Sometimes it even feels noble to ignore your personal needs in order to serve the greater good.
The problem is when you make the “sacrifice” choice every time, eventually you get to a place where you have nothing left to give. When that happens you, and your organization, suffer.
Here’s an opportunity to make a different choice. My dear friend, Jenny Mitchell, is leading her first Mastermind Group. It takes place over Google Hangouts, so you don’t have to leave your office, she’s only taking the first four people who sign up, so your time will be spent working on specific solutions to your real-world issues, not generalizing about what works for organizations nothing like yours. I’ve worked one-on-one with Jenny (often over Google Hangouts) for several years and she’s perfect for this kind of work–kind, thoughtful, experienced, open-hearted, and fun. This blog post isn’t long enough for me to tell you all the ways that hanging out with Jenny and the amazing people she is sure to attract will make your work (and your life) better.