"Itís important to find support and equally important
to be discrim-inating in where you
look for it."
"Each of the four perspectives in this book is like
a different video camera... helping you to zoom in on different aspects
of what you
"A new perspective leads to a new idea; a new idea
leads to a new action; a new action leads to a new result; and a new
result brings with it a different perspective."
"Changes in perspective are changes in how we think
about things. They can be complicated, and they might require us to
change our habits... A friend, mentor, or study group can help you to
stay on course."
Support for the Journey
Partners and Groups
Do you wish you had a "buddy" to work with you
on the Four Secrets?
Are you seeking a study group in your area to work together on the
concepts in the book?
Do you have a partner or a group in mind, but wonder what you could do
If so, read on for the information you need!
The Benefits of Partners and Groups
Study partners and study groups are
made up of others like you, attempting to make a change and interested
in sharing ideas with like-minded colleagues. You may find it
quite helpful to find or create a partnership or study group, in order
to make better use of the contents of the book.
A Guide to Using Partners and Groups
Once you have found a study partner or study group (see below),
there are many ways to make use of that relationship. One good
strategy is to use a read/discuss/act cycle. Here's how:
Meet with your partner or group once per week. Agree to read
one or two chapters before you meet, and to take action based upon what
you read after the meeting. Then, use each meeting to (1) talk
about the actions each of you took in the last week; (2) talk about what
you just read for the current meeting; (3) talk about the actions each
of you plans to take in the next week.
This will provide you with accountability and a chance to share what
Finding Partners and Groups
Internet-based networking is huge! Recent estimates indicate
that nearly a quarter of all internet traffic is used for some form of
social networking. The good news is that you can benefit from the
sites that are already operating in full swing. If you aren't able
to find partners or study groups among your friends and colleagues,
these sites can help you to find them!
Our two favorite sites for finding the people and things we need are
LinkedIn and Craig's List. Both can be used to find study partners or
study groups for Four Secrets. (Please note that we don't
receive any compensation from either site!)
Disclaimer: When visiting or using linkedin.com or
craigslist.com as suggested below, you may be asked to enter into an
agreement with either or both of those sites. Likeworkagain.com
makes no representation regarding those agreements and provides no legal
counsel regarding them. It is your responsibility to be sure
you understand all terms and conditions of those agreements, and to abide
by them. Likeworkagain.com has no legal relationship with either
site; we are merely reporting their existence to you. Any actions
you take when visiting those sites, or consequences of those actions,
are your own responsibility.
How to use LinkedIn to find others for support or
- Visit the site at
and ensure that you have an account. Experienced users will have already created a profile; new users
will need to do so.
Click here to join the "LikeWorkAgain!" group. You will be
placed in pending status until your membership is approved.
Feel free to use the "e-mail organizer" feature to expedite your
approval. Once your membership is approved, you will be able
to review the list of other members.
- In the meantime, you can also do a keyword search for "LikeWorkAgain" and see who else
comes up. Others in your network who have indicated the same
key word will be most likely to be interested in talking with you
about your experiences, or forming a partnership or study group.
- You may also want to use the "ask the network a question"
feature. If you do, be sure to use the "LikeWorkAgain" moniker
somewhere in your query so that keyword searches will find your
How to use Craig's List to find a study partner or study group:
- Visit the site at
www.craigslist.com. Start out by using the site closest to
your home location.
- Search for the term "LikeWorkAgain" (as one word) and see what
comes up. You will find information from anyone who has posted
their interest in finding a partner or creating a study group in
- If you don't find anything of interest, you can create your own
posting. Be sure to use the "LikeWorkAgain" moniker in your
posting so that others will find it when they search.
- You may choose to create a posting in any category that is
applicable, but we suggest either "Groups" or "General" under the
"Community" section. The site typically will allow for e-mail
forwarding so that you can collect responses to your posting without
revealing your own e-mail address.