S:0005 Distinction: Community vs. Network

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

Network is what you call the professionals in your life, or the aquaintances that you know personally. Obviously that is what we are about building here at CEO Network every Wednesday morning and it’s good.

A community is the people that have committed to you and you to them to be there for a lifetime of love and support and challenge and friendship and joy.

Some of your community might include several of the people in your network, but in the community the person and the relationship come ahead of the result or the business.

Community is not based on need, whereas a network is usually an interdependent relationship.

Frequently in CEO network leads to community. Both are great.

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