Every day we make choices whether to go it alone or go together.
While I need and value my “alone” time, I know the best way for me to succeed is by building or finding a team of talented people with a desire to help others succeed. By working with others in partnership, I can learn, ask for help, solve bigger problems, get good counsel, and find relationships for the future.
Partnership works well at all levels. Companies today cannot be all things due to investment constraints. A great way around that restriction is to find someone who has the assets you need and partner. That works locally as well as internationally. Entering a new market? Find a local expert who will appreciate your company. Looking for new opportunities? Partner and share your network connections to support each other.
None of us can succeed on our own. We need to reach out and offer some help. Your giving will be returned many times over. Just be patient.
Ultimately, look for the win-win. If you strive for a win at all costs, you diminish your success and it will be fleeting. Life is not a Zero-Sum game where I have to lose in order for you to win. Finding the common goals we share will allow us to partner for winning. Help grow the world by proposing things that enhance and build value for yourself, your suppliers, your customers. By helping the whole value chain, we strengthen it for future use and always outperform the competition.
Hope you all have a great week.
PS: I am pursuing some great opportunities and I am continuing to search for others. If anyone has input or ideas, they are always welcome. Also, as usual, if there is something I can help you with, please let me know.