One of the biggest elements and opportunities to cultivate on the entrepreneurial journey is the power of collaboration. Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get stuck in doing everything alone and on your own. It’s also lonely and hard. You spend a great deal of time working “in” your business rather than “on” your business. One of the solutions is to develop relationships in which collaborations are an easy yes.
Collaboration in my business means working with other entrepreneurs to create my telesummits and speak to their audiences. At a different level, it means seizing an opportunity to achieve my next-level success by working with other business owners at a higher level, such as Caterina Rando or Lisa Nichols.
In the end, it has been a win-win for all of us involved.
In recent years, we have seen collaboration on all levels in business. Cold Play, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars for the Super Bowl halftime and Kevin Hart’s comedy show became assets to the movie studios.
Over the last three years, I have found these benefits from my collaborations:
1. Ideas expand, support is built-in, responsibility is shared, and goals can be attained faster. It’s true: two heads are better than one.
2. Greater visibility, exposure, credibility, and a wider reach are possibilities that I’ve experienced being around those who play at a higher level than myself.
3. Achieving something greater, bigger and larger than one’s self far outweigh what you can achieve alone. Think impact.
I have to say that you cannot do it alone no matter what you think. Your vision is bigger than you, and will require more than you to fulfill it for greater impact and influence.