The Power of Community

By David Geller   |   November 18, 2013

Communities allow us to thrive.  It is incredibly difficult, virtually impossible, for most of us to be happy in isolation.

  • In a community, we feel safe because we know other people will be there to help us when the inevitable tough times arise.
  • In a community, we can focus on our Signature Talents™ and our passions because we can take advantage of our differences.
  • In a community, we can create shared meaning.

Communities that embrace our values empower us.  Healthy communities create the setting for healthy relationships.  Great communities allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

But communities come at a cost.  Being part of a community inevitably results in the loss of some personal freedoms.  When we are part of a community, we must adhere to the rules of that community.  We must show up at work on time.  We must do some tasks we don’t fully enjoy.  We must sometimes give of ourselves for the good of the whole.  Yes, communities come at a cost, but communities are where many of us find happiness.

David Geller

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CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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