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…………In sickness and in health. For richer for poorer".

I, Penny Power, take you, @name, to be my (new found friend). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

I, @name, take you, Penny Power, for my (un)lawful (follower), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part....


I have shared below the sentiment I have when I connect online, not one that everyone will believe in or chose to follow, but it may go someway to explain why Ecademy has the values it has and why some 'get-it' and some don't....if you are wondering what the energy inside ecademy is, then please read this, and perhaps consider us as a community rather than purely a network. My observation of this over the years has shown me that those that practice these values within Ecademy also do so on Twitter, FaceBook and other networks where they can achieve a sense of real community. It begs the question, can we create community where ever we go, or do we have to join communities that have shared values?

My Networking Vows:

The promise of the new connected world is that we can be connected, randomly to thousands of people. Many of us are part of this new form of networking that places us in a manic world of information and engagement. There are the wide networkers, who can connect without a thought and are happy to build a virtual bridge between one another that allow them to occasionally bump into each other on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Ecademy to name a few. The amount of opportunities to 'bump' into one another depends on the relevance of one another and how often you are in the same place at the same time, or at least a 'footprint' of you is left where the other notices it later.

Serendipity is a word often used when the 'right place, right time' moment occurs and fireworks occur - the reason for knowing one another becomes clear and you celebrate the mindset of each of you for the 'random' connection.

When I connect I do so with a very positive energy. I actually found myself recently saying to myself ''till death us do part'. I believe that we are all on a very tiny planet and we all have a good chance of long-term survival. At 47 I might know some of my connections/friends for another 50 years. That is a long time to have that should allow me to find a moment to add some value to their lives.

The concept of marriage is one I took very seriously. I know I have tenacity, tolerance and the desire to connect (and love) unconditionally.

I expect nothing of anyone that I connect with, but in time I hope that they contact me when they need help, connections, information, inspiration or just a friend.

The concept that I have described when adopted changes behaviour and it creates an asset that few people spend time and thought creating, Social Capital. I have relied on the growth of my social capital more than my financial or human capital. To me the people I know must be respected, listened to and nurtured. My family values are also my community values, I do not purely connect.

So, to anyone that I have connected with, please know that 'to death us do part, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer', I play the long game, and for that reason alone I love the concept of social media and social networking.

I look forward to being here for you when you need a helping hand or some unconditional love and support in the future, I trust that when the time is right, I might be the right person or I might know the person you need.


warm regards
Penny Power
Founder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital School
Helping you build social capital in your business and life


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Andrew Priestley

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Hi Penny, I have read this before and heard you speak about this Penny but yesterday at the Key Person of Influence workshop it really landed. I am probably guilty in the past of CSC behaviour and 'pitching' too hard and your workshop gave me tremendous pause for thought. I am reviewing my notes from yesterday this week and doing some of the activities (connect the dots, etc). Thanks so much for a great event and giving so generously. Andrew Priestley

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Wouter Havinga

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integrity

Hi Penny, I just noticed this blog and read about the slow initial response. I think that is to do with people realising that connecting and communicating is about emerging out of our own limited world perception and growing into more encompassing world views. In that respect it is good to see that it took time to sink in what you wrote. To me that indicates that people had to honestly reflect on how they communicate and their true intentions of their responses, are they serving their own scripted reality or are putting themselves, out of their own freedom, (in what some perceive as a vulnerable) in a listening position. In my opinion you asked the reader whether they are open to other people's view points and whether they allow themselves to learn together, which made people stop and make use of their mind to connect with their heart. Follow @wouterhavinga

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Jeremy Webb

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Hi Penny Brilliantly put! Kind regards Jeremy hr /> Jeremy Webb Business and Business Finance Consultant Webbery Associates Ltd and SatNav4Business Helping you to help yourself M: +44 7894 128876 E: jeremy.webb@webberyassociates.co.uk / jeremy.webb@SatNav4Business.com W: www.webberyassociates.co.uk / www.SatNav4Business.com

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Mike Turner

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Thank you Penny I missed this first time round (Summer Holidays) but love the sentiment behind it especially these four words so often forgotten in relationships of any kind "play the long game" Good advice for all of us, thank you Mike Turner

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Anthony McGuigan

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Wow As a nebie to the world of networking & Ecademy I get warm glow from reading" till death us do part" What an outstanding job you have done with this forum Thank You so much Anthony

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Sadie Murray

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Penny, I am so happy I came across this blog. So much of what you said is in my heart and the way you articulated it was so powerful!! Thank you for helping to clarify and validate my own thoughts! With regard to these statements: "So, to anyone that I have connected with, please know that 'to death us do part, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer', I play the long game, and for that reason alone I love the concept of social media and social networking. I look forward to being here for you when you need a helping hand or some unconditional love and support in the future, I trust that when the time is right, I might be the right person or I might know the person you need." I say...right back at you Penny Power....and I echo the sentiments to the my social media friends and especially my Ecademy family! With love and thanks. Sadie Murray 847-302-1379 Freelife - Healthy Solutions Lose Weight - Feel Great

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Anna B Sexton

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Awesome stand to be taking to build a sustainable community for yourself and others for the long term. Thank you, Anna x Anna Sexton Open To Create... Growing people and communities 07941 655 856

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Jeff Mowatt

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That's exactly how we parted Penny. A friend I'd met online 12 years ago in a conversation about Dickens' Ignorance and Want allegory. He had some rather original ideas about community economic development and that's what led to me inviting him to so something together. Shared value in his perception was business with both a financial and social commitment and that's how we came to be doing this work overseas.

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Alan Bowman

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Hi Penny Thanks for your words in this blog and I can say that you espouse exactly what John Hayward told me about 30 years ago that the long game in relationships and connections is the only way to play if you are not looking for short term personal gain. One day all of us through connections, friends, family and serendipity will know that what you have said is so despite all the madness in the world around us and the demands placed upon us all as Sam so aptly put. Good luck, keep trucking and motivating and enjoy your next 50 years. Kind regards Alan

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Penny Power

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I am just back from a week of camping and surfing (we thought of you Sam!), the 5 of us all in a row, sleeping in a tent with the 2 dogs - heaven! Lovely to read all the latest comments, thank you so much - you have added great thoughts, I guess I like to shock people into thinking news ways and if some come even half way toward my idealism then perhaps we will be a warmer world! I do agree with you all that I am soppy, romantic, idealistic and sentimental - I am also a business women and like Ruth, I love to connect deeper. I think that this si the real promise of the Internet, yet most use it for targeted results, - I think this is the shift that we should not miss! Thank you again, lovely to come home to warm regards Penny Power Founder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital School Helping you build social capital in your business and life Follow @pennypower Follow @pennypower I support:  

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Ruth Edwards

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We all know the impact those can have in all their shapes and sizes...- perhaps Penny the opener is too sentimental for others to engage in even though they believe its essence to be true and can empathise and relate it to it. Some can engage with it verbally, others will not feel inclined to do so, but will nod and acknowledge from afar, take it in and take time to engage in the conversation when they feel the message is delivered in a way that is on their wavelength and they feel comfortable with it. The fundamentals of iMA come to mind here, plus an agreed point about the 'silly' season' and low levels of interaction online etc... .. just my thoughts... Ruth Edwards iMojo - Brilliant brands begin with you! Please join me here: Tee 9 Tweetings here Step into Your Customers Shoes here

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Sharon Eden

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Hi Penny... Definitely not rubbish! I believe the 'old order' is showing signs of disintegration. At the same time, the new paradigm of how things can be has not yet been adopted by the populace. AND... It is always the way that the front runners or prophets or proponents of the new paradigm are taken very little notice of in the beginning. That, or being tortured, burned at the stake or beheaded or worse for commiting heresy! At least in the UK being ignored and vilified is about as bad as it gets :) There are thousands and thousands of us in the UK, and millions across the world, who are talking and walking your talk and walk, Penny. And, the more we express our truth and values in our own spheres of influence, the sooner we'll reach critical mass, that delicious tipping point when the new paradigm receives general acceptance. The thing is to keep expressing even though, at times, it might feel that nobody is listening. Love to you... Sharon The Inner Leadership Specialist... Sharon's an Inner Leadership Coach, Psychotherapist,Trainer and Author... Find your Purpose, Passion andPower at work right now with her hot offthe press book Whack Around The Headwww.sharoneden.biz  Connect with me here....   #sharonsdata a {color:#666666; text-decoration:none; border-bottom:1px solid red;}

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Laury Burr

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Hi Penny Hmm, how did I miss this all those days ago? As they say in Mastermind, "Pass". BUT To be honest, what you say came as no surprise whatever to me, but then I, by the fortuitous virtue of living near London, have had the pleasure of meeting you a number of times, and what you write matches closely with what I already believe about you. Fortunately, a decent number of our fellow Ecademists share your ideals to some degree. I'm sure that Joel is right - that some people find it challenging to express themselves at this level; I would've done a few years ago, and it's thanks to Ecademy (and fellow Ecademists) that I'm much more open than I was. "I expect nothing of anyone that I connect with, but in time I hope that they contact me when they need help, connections, information, inspiration or just a friend." This - for me - is the core; I would happily sign my name to that promise. Laury Burr Data Dynamics Getting your information moving

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Sam Borrett

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Penny, no comments until you posted your query. It certainly does beg the question whether people really want to connect. I think as I've said many times the world is a demanding mistress and one that promises much and delivers little. I feel when people see such a posting they don't know what to make of it, because it seems like another promise. I feel I know you a little and believe you say what you mean. It may take others a little longer perhaps to see that you are a friend. There may be thousands of connections but most are so overwhelmed with life and its challenges that they rarely have a moment to reflect. Love Sam Sam Borrett Performance Coach, Trainer, Real Estate, Mentor, Lawyer, Facilitator, Life Constellations Mentoring4Change Jupiter Properties Pty. Ltd. PO Box 241 Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Australia

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Joel Blake

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No its not rubbish - just some people dont get your willingness to be you, minus the typical business mask that some people love to wear online. I personally liked this post :) although, playing devils advocate, others may perhaps see it as too soppy, hence the lack of comments? Joel Graham-Blake Founder and Managing Director www.entrepreneurmastermindnetwork.com www.cultiv8solutions.com

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Stephen Bailey

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No Penny, However, in defence of and on behalf of the lads, England have been doing very well in the cricket recently and the football season started 3 weeks ago too !!! Some will say it's just a coincidence and others will just know that's the natural order of things ;) Rugby world cup in NZ starts in two weeks time ...... Thanks Stephen Follow @Stephen_Bailey

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Penny Power

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I wrote this Blog 21 days ago and still no commets - am I talking rubbish! warm regards Penny Power Founder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital School Helping you build social capital in your business and life Follow @pennypower Follow @pennypower I support:  

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