The Five Capitals
"The key to success isn't resources, it is resourcefulness."
Much has been made of the five capitals and the focus has, mostly, been on
the Five Capitals of Sustainable Development.
These are thought to be the engine that drives capitalism. I've modified them
slightly to fit our purpose here.
But first let's consider…
The Problem of a Narrow Focus
The old adage says, "if all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a
nail"—clearly a problem of narrow focus.
Money issues create a narrow focus. At that point everything looks like it
hinges on money:
Going bankrupt or losing a child. Which would you pick?
If you have a choice between great common sense or a full bank
account, which would be more important?
You have to pick one...a sense of purpose or your bills paid?
Changes your perspective doesn't it…
You've heard the saying "it's not what you know, it's who you know."
The difference between a "follower" and a "leader" is a follower knows people.
A leader is known by people.
Here's a simple test you can apply to discover immediately if you know, or if
Can you take your phone and call (I use that figuratively today it could be text,
email, private message, or call) the person you know. When the phone rings
will they stop and say, "Oh that's Eric calling. I better take that."
If not, then you may know them, but you are not known by them. You're still a
Followers wait for people to tell them what to do next. Followers jump on
board because someone told them they could make it. Followers are always
looking for the next thing to make their life easy.
Leaders do none of that!
Leaders create a path to their success.
Who knows you is a capital that you can use to your benefit when you need
Let's explore some powerful relationship lessons:
Make Continuous Deposits
in your Relationship
"3:00am is a bad time to make friends."