“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart but be wise enough to stand together when the time is right.”
I have been thinking a lot about collaborations, whom to collaborate with ? When you have energy, drive, work hard, are committed and will stand for nothing but success, all kinds of people reach out to you to want to be part of it.
Everyone recognizes a good thing when they see it. So why collaborate ?
Because no one person has all the answers, because no one person can do it all. I love collaborating, meeting other brilliant minds that create a fusion greater than the sum of its parts.
That being said I have learned the hard way that unless you bring equal “talents, skills, intellectual or entrepreneurial currency to the table” why would I be interested ?
I am not saying this in arrogance, actually I love to learn and are mesmerized and giddy when I meet people who know more than I do or are better are something that I aspire to.
I believe that, in order to grow and to succeed you cannot do it by carrying people hitching their wagon to your star. I love to inspire, champion and awaken as many people along the way to see their own brilliance and live the life they are capable of but fore some reason do not believe they can. I have built a successful career and business based on that. I do it genuinely and go beyond and above the call of duty for my clients. Their success is my success. It is our success.
Having someone come to me and say “this is what I can do for you” …. truthfully all I can hear is… warning… warning. I must rather to hear, “Hey this is what we can build together” and this is “Why” ….and this is “How we will change the world”.
There is nothing that I love more than being the least experienced, least intelligent and least successful person at the table. Because a) I earned my seat at the table and b) Because there is a golden opportunity to learn from people who have achieved it not just talked about it.
So at the end of the day be cautious of talent & energy vampires. Be selective, know your value, learn every single day. #WalkYourTalk
Philosopher & Activist. Business Development & Branding Specialist.
Founder: TheWellnessGroup.ca , PowerfulWomenToday.com