In my first profitable business… I worked primarily with women. As a matter of fact, my husband was the only “non-chic” on staff or in the client base.
And while I loved working at home and being “in charge” of my income and my schedule – it sometimes got lonesome! (this was pre-social media)
It took me awhile to realize that I did not have to be in business BY myself! I could join forces with others and make some great friends that were like-minded!
Don’t tell anyone…but I’m even very close friends with many folks who are in direct competition with me. (GASP!!!)
And, hang onto your chair — I will also admit that I even mentored several of them. (EEK!)
WHY? Why would I do such a thing? That is SOOOOO un-business-like!
Well…what I have found is that we are stronger and more powerful when we hold onto each other. Have you ever heard that “two heads are better than one?”
“If you have an idea and I have an idea – then we EACH have JUST ONE idea…but if you share your idea with me and I do the same…we EACH have TWO ideas!” ~ Mary Kay Ash
It reminds me of the playground game from elementary school…the game where you have two lines facing each other and someone from the “other” team tries to break through your team’s line. “Red Rover, Red Rover…let Carrie come over!”
You can stand beside each other, not touching…you can hold hands or you can link arms with each other. Which do you think makes the strongest bond?
You’re right! Linking arms makes us a powerful force…personally and professionally!
Look around you today – who can you link arms with?
Maybe it’s time you linked arms with your spouse and kids for a stronger family!
Maybe you should link arms with your co-workers?
What about other members of your congregation or neighborhood?
Or maybe some of your business competition or even your customers.
I dare ya!
What do you think? Leave a comment below about the power of joining forces, leveraging other talent or experts or even a ‘resolution’ to do that moving forward. I want to hear from you!