Community//

Is It Worth Going The Extra Mile?

Can you think of a time when you went the extra mile? I don’t mean literally. I am definitely not a runner. What I mean is the figurative mile of putting in more effort than is necessarily required. This happens to me a lot with events. Sometimes when you are involved in an event, they […]

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and though they are reviewed for adherence to our guidelines, they are submitted in their final form to our open platform. Learn more or join us as a community member!

Can you think of a time when you went the extra mile?

I don’t mean literally. I am definitely not a runner. What I mean is the figurative mile of putting in more effort than is necessarily required.

This happens to me a lot with events. Sometimes when you are involved in an event, they will ask you to go the extra mile. Social media promotion, pre-conference events, after parties, blog posts, videos and more. All of the things around the event that are optional.

When you are asked about the extras what is your default response?

Last year I spoke in the WIN Summit. The evening before the event they invite all the speakers to a dinner. A lovely gesture, but it’s difficult for a Jersey girl with kids to attend a NYC event. However, this time I decided to go.

You don’t know what you are missing when you don’t go but sometimes putting in the extra effort has a ripple effect. The dinner and specifically the other attendees were amazing. 

When someone offers the opportunity to do a little more, check your default response. The benefits may just surprise you.

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash
    Community//

    How to travel and still be present (in your professional role and responsibilities)

    by Sarah Evans
    marathon runners at starting line
    Community//

    5 Reasons Entrepreneurs and Founders Should Commit To A Fitness Event

    by George Kocher
    Jennifer Ranaldi
    Community//

    A Discussion with Jennifer Ranaldi On What Running Has Done for Her Physical and Mental Health

    by Joey Claudio

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.