I was inspired to write this after reading and re-reading a fantastic article by Glen of Viper Chill . I’ve been a fan of his for several months even though his information is beyond my readiness. In his article he was talking about a secret to success for bloggers.
I’ve had some amazing partnerships over the years in theatre, choreography and sales. Each time felt like divine synchronicity. What we were able to accomplish was exponential. When magic like that happens, we are lifted even higher.
Choosing partnerships isn’t mathematical. We can look at the statistics of the potential partner but that’s not everything. It’s like dating, they can look great on paper but you don’t know if there is real chemistry until the kiss.
Some of my best partnerships happened by stumbling on them. I remember when I was a rookie sales person floundering all over the place and hearing people make bets on how many more weeks I’d last. One manager jumped in when I was trying to close a deal, because he felt bad for me and we had a blast closing that sale. We discovered how much fun we had working together and over time we closed far more business that we would have alone! We unconsciously became power partners, but we did recognize it, and we just kept making sales magic happen.
One day, years later, while I was an extremely successful sales person working at another company, I over heard co-workers making bets on how long the new guy would last. I met the floundering rep, found out we shared the same geographic territory and we sold separate services. Something moved me. I took him with me on an appointment and we sold both of our services. Pretty soon we became power partners, having a ball and breaking the companies sales records. We were power partners for a long time before he moved. It was so much fun!
So how do you find a power partner?
The best way is to reach out to someone…an acquaintance, co-worker, or anyone who shares the same goal. Reach out and see if they are willing to team-up with you. In a short period of time, you will discover if there is a synchronicity there. The only way to know for sure is by experiencing it and finding out for yourself if the magic is there (yes, again, it’s like dating) The proof is in the pudding, you’ll know.
Please share your favorite partnership story with me. Or share, what partnership you seek? … Fitness, Heath, Business?
Currently I’d love to be power partners with other inspirational online writers. I already feel it happening. Some of my current favorite online writers are Virgin Blogger Notes, Mystic Musings and Mediations, Momentum Gathering, Real Simple People, living happiness, blog.web6, Arvind’s Make it Happen ,Live Bold & Bloom, Goodlife Zen, Zen Habits
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