Partnerships can help you do more with less. We’ll share the two types that can help you accelerate your success.
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There are two ways to do almost anything: the hard way and the easy way.
We’re overselling that a little bit – BIGG success does not come easily. However, it can come easier.
BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about entrepreneuring your life – taking control to design and build the life of your dreams.
You may or may not be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense, but you and you alone own your life.
Feeling lonely, overwhelmed and strapped
Entrepreneurs and small business owners know that going it alone is hard.
You may feel overwhelmed at times.
There’s so much to do. And you have to make it all happen. You’re the driver, the only driver.
You may feel strapped on occasion: strapped for time as we just said or strapped for money. Money and time are two of the five elements of BIGG success.
They are your two resources and entrepreneurs know they have to make the most of the resources at their disposal.
So let’s talk about how partnerships come into play to create an easier path to BIGG success.
Collaborate for success
Collaboration is one of the buzz words in business these days. Everyone is striving to get more done with the same resources (or even fewer). Entrepreneurs have always done it. Now big companies are doing it. Even government, at all levels, is struggling to learn how to do it.
Merriam-Webster’s definition for collaboration is “to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.”
Stated simply, it’s working together to achieve a common goal. For example, you may work with someone on a specific project for a specific customer.
Collaborating with someone else brings resources to the table for both you and the party you collaborate with. You can focus on your strengths while they focus on theirs. You can work through a project more quickly and more cost-effectively.
So collaboration has a lot of advantages. But collaboration is often thought of as temporary. Like a project, it has a beginning and an end. Sure, you may collaborate on another project in the future. But it’s sort of an in-and-out kind of thing.
Which is perfect for today’s business environment. You can ramp up organizational capacity by bringing in your collaborators. When the need is no longer there, you each go your own separate ways until another project comes along.
So collaboration is an easier way to reach success. We suggest that you go beyond collaboration for BIGG success.
Coalitions lead to BIGG success
Think coalitions! Merriam-Webster says that a coalition is “the act of coalescing.” So what does it mean to coalesce? We love their definition: “to grow together.”
BIGG success is life on your own terms. While everyone else is looking to collaborate, we suggest you also think about a different term: coalition.
A coalition is a long-term strategic partnership with many participants. It’s collaboration on steroids without a due date.
For example, we talk with a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. If we know what you offer, we may find customers for you.
In essence, we can be part of your sales force. And maybe you can do the same for us.
This is just one small part of a coalition that can be created to grow together. Maybe we can’t help each other but it never hurts to ask.
The bottom line is that true partnerships through collaboration and coalitions lead to BIGG success!
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Thanks so much for reading our post today. Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!
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