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No one who achieves success does so without the help of others ~ Alfred North Whitehead

On Friday I had coffee with Kathleen. As we visited and reminisced, I was reminded that no one ever succeeds alone.

Kathleen & me at Starbucks

Kathleen & me at Starbucks

Kathleen was my executive assistant when I was in charge of development at an organization that cares for the homeless.

The Development Department was made up of what I called the ‘Dream Team.

Every team member’s unique skills and gifts complemented those of the other members.

Kathleen’s gift was to be fully present with whomever she was with.

She noted the smallest details like the birthdays or major milestones of our donors.

Kathleen was instrumental in ensuring that I stayed connected with supporters in meaningful ways.

Without Kathleen and the rest of the team, I would not have been nearly as successful.

I hope they all know how thankful I was.

I don’t care who you are, what you do, or how driven you are – if you are successful, it’s because you have been supported by others.


Do those who support you know how thankful you are?