May 24, 2012

No Solo Artists

Have you ever had an idea that you thought was so good that you didn't want to share it? Guess what, it's not. Here are 3 reasons why you need a partner:

New Perspective: Face it. Not everyone's going to love your idea, so the sooner you address objections, the better off you'll be. A partner brings fresh perspective that helps identify your "blind spots." (Yes, we all have them) It benefits you to recruit someone who thinks differently than you, so you can compliment each other. Leverage each other's strengths and you'll accomplish more.

Shared Resources: This isn't limited to finances. It extends to personal networks. Want to know the real value of serial entrepreneurs? (Hint: it's not money) Their network. More resources is better. Even if you're not looking for a partner, you still need to grow your network. No successful person has done it alone. People inherently want to help. You just have to ask. 

Structured Accountability: When you are accountable to someone, the incentive to finish the task increases tremendously. Call it pressure or motivation, but it works. That's why people hire personal trainers and coaches. Synergy is created when you work with others. Reach out and you'll be amazed at what you'll receive in return.

Don't be a lone ranger. Whether you're an entrepreneur, manager or employee you can benefit from a partnership. We are social beings at our core and need others to help us succeed. The greater the task, the greater the help needed. Who will you reach out to today?

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