Over the years, Dr. Misner has recognized that there are people who are positive and supportive–people he really wants to be around. These people are engines: they help him to be his best self and motivate him to drive forward.
There are also people who complain as though it was an Olympic event. They focus on all the things that are wrong. These people are anchors who hold him back and weigh him down.
Think about the people in your life. Who are the engines? Who are the engines? Who do you want to surround yourself with? Who do you want in your BNI chapter?
No one ever admits to being an anchor. Instead, they believe they are engines, but they want to pull the chapter in another direction. Ask how you can help them to become engines–but if they don’t want to change, set them free to find a group that’s moving in their direction.
If you enjoyed this podcast, listen to Episode 358: “Who’s in Your Room?”
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