Why I love Collaboration!

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Today, I wanted to tell you a story of what has happened to me this week. This isn’t blowing my own trumpet but to share with you why these happened and what you could benefit from doing it.

It is all about collaboration. I have always said that collaboration is more important than competition and a few things that happened this week has cemented this idea.

It started on Monday when I started to watch a documentary series on Netflix called Genius. It’s all about famous rivalries throughout history and how it helped the industry move forward. What I found very intriguing was that most of the time, these leaders actually worked together at points which helped both parties. This means what I am saying isn’t new, but something that has merit and has stood the test of time.

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Secondly, on Wednesday I took part in a joint Facebook Live with Sarah Windrum from The Emerald Group. Sarah does a monthly Facebook Live and I have seen and joined in as a viewer for a few of them. We decided to join forces for this one and I loved every second of it.

To see the full Facebook Live, CLICK HERE! 

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The third thing that has happened which was fantastic is that the first Business Success Network Podcast was released. This is a Podcast that I have produced on behalf of Stacey Calder (owner and editor of the Business Success Magazine) and features an interview with Stacey and the cover star of the magazine. This is a lot of fun and there are so many golden nuggets to pick out of it.

To listen to the Podcast, CLICK HERE! 

And lastly, tomorrow I will be the MC for the Networking Mummies Christmas Fair. This will mean standing in front of over 40 stall holders and the members of the public. This is an amazing opportunity and I will push me into a zone that is increasingly feeling easier. This will be held at the iconic Leamington Town Hall and also during the fair, I will be creating a special Podcast for the event.

Of course, what you are only seeing is the tip of the iceberg and not the hard work that goes into setting these up. That’s the boring bit but without the previous Facebook Lives, Podcasts, conversations and effort being put in, these would not have happened.

So what are some of the lessons that you can glean from this:

  1. Collaboration can spread your awareness of your business or company quicker and help you develop new and exciting opportunities.
  2. Be open to new opportunities that scare you and push you mentally or physically. That way you grow and get better at seeking new opportunities.
  3. Use different mediums to communicate your messages to as your audience will change depending on each platform.

So please, do not view people as competition. Start looking for new opportunities and approach people who you can help and can help you.

Speak to you soon!

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