Sometimes people try to do everything by themselves. I used to be one.
When I first started in business, I thought it was RIGHT to do everything without the influence and help of other people. You are after all in business for yourself right?? Make money for yourself, by yourself right?? WRONG kind of thinking. In fact, it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to do business totally alone.
You NEED people. There’s POWER in people. If you disagree, you’re bound to fail in business. What you need is to understand how to unlock that power in people. Now please note what I’m about to share with you is NOT so that you can USE people, but rather to work together to achieve a common goal! So please allow me to give you THREE quick keys to unlocking the power in people:
- Love people.
- Build relationships with people
- COLLABORATE with people.
1) Love People
To unlock the power in people, naturally you have to be a people person and LOVE other people. You have to show a genuine interest in their lives, both personally and in business. Notice that I said you have to show a GENUINE interest. People smell a fake from a mile away. Your love for other people, or lack thereof, WILL show itself. So don’t even bother faking it. If you are unable to show genuine love and care for other people, you might be in the wrong business.
2) Build Relationships with People
This is love in action. Once you begin to show genuine care and love to other people, relationships will bud almost naturally! Relationship building is the key to success in business. No one is going to take a stranger seriously. A relationship must form for you to gain the “know, like, and trust” factor. Be willing to introduce yourself to like-minded individuals who you can bounce ideas to and vice versa. REMEMBER these keys are not so that you USE people, but rather to create a mutually beneficial business relationship with people.
3) COLLABORATE with people
Collaboration is the byproduct of strong relationship building. A lot of times what you see in business is competition, bickering and fighting, but really we should ALL be collaborating! Here’s why. When you collaborate with others, you latch yourself to that other person’s community and vice versa. Their audience gets to connect with your audience and YOU! How cool is that? Sharing communities, and getting crap done together. Sounds awesome right?
I seen this first hand when Vincenzo Landino, and Amy Schmittauer collaborated with Sue B. Zimmerman in Cape Cod. It allowed me to connect with the audience of all three as well as connect on a deeper level with Sue B. It was totally amazing, but it wouldn’t have happened if these gals (and guy) didn’t love people, build relationships with people, and then of course collaborate with people.
Are YOU Ready to Unlock the POWER in People?
Here’s my challenge to you. Follow these three key steps, and just see what happens. I promise you, you WILL see results. You will meet awesome people. You WILL collaborate and get some awesome things done in your business! Are you ready? Go unlock the power in people, and let’s get crap done!