I’m part of a group of business owners who meet monthly to share ideas.

Before we click “leave” on our Zoom meeting, we always marvel at how helpful the hour has been.

One of the most useful parts of the gathering is when we all reveal what’s worrying or upsetting us about our work.

And with decades of hindsight and experience, we all jump in with proven solutions that help the worrying member out of various pickles. We often get deep into the weeds to arm them with the tools and exact language to solve their problem.

I’ve been the recipient of this guidance and have slept better because of it.

BUT none of this magic would happen if we didn’t start by being vulnerable with each other.