In addition to helping you find the best business ideas, building your team of team-building advocates has more benefits than you may realise!
Build trust by building your personal tribe of high-value partners.
- Consistently and proactively build your personal tribe of high-value partners to introduce and bring new high-value partners to the collective table.
- It’s then so easy to introduce those you’ve introduced to other high-value partners. Proactive network-building means you can create significant opportunities for collaboration without expecting immediate personal transactional benefit.
- Pursue a “give-first strategy”, knowing that your business transactions will be of higher quantity, value and quality in the medium to longer term.
Discuss your ideas with others you respect.
- People who have “been around the block” a few times can give you the benefit of their experience and wisdom. Often, they will make valuable suggestions.
- It is so important to quickly earn the trust of people you respect.
- One way of doing this is demonstrating your ability to help them make great connections.
When you promote others you trust, they will often reciprocate.
- When you eventually launch your business, there is almost nothing more worthwhile than having many high-value partners advocating for you.
- If you have built trust by helping your partners, many will reciprocate.
Be clear about what you want to achieve before you ask for help/advice
- The best place to start is to determine why you want to create a business – what are you hoping to achieve?
- For example, how important is it that your business has the ability to
- Generate increasing amounts of income with decreasing amounts of time required to earn that income?
You may have some great ideas, but are they what the market seeks?
- For example, if you launched a website around “side businesses”, would it be as successful as a website about “side hustles”?
- What would happen if you “pivoted” before you even started based on input from others?
- That could mean you achieve dramatically greater success before having to learn from your own “hard” experience.
- It’s been said that: “A smart person learns from their own mistakes, but a truly wise person learns from the mistakes of others.”
- It’s also been said that “We don’t know what we don’t know” (How true!).
- Light-bulb moments can make such a tremendous difference.
What’s it going to take?
There is so much “noise” when you search the net – it can be overwhelming!
I’ll build your website. I have the ideal marketing strategy for you. Have I got a deal for you?
- Whom can you trust?
- Well, you know you can trust someone who has earned your trust.
- Those you trust often earn your trust by helping you without expecting anything in return.
- Often, they want to partner with you rather than see you as a “customer”.
- They will often give you “hard” advice, knowing it will benefit you and you’ll appreciate them “being straight” with them.
- Expect to find these people in a network of people with similar values to yours.
- Plan to become the kind of person others trust.
Conclusion: Consistently engage in network-building (not just networking) with others who share your values so you can
- Build trust by helping others make their ideal connections.
- Be the first to give without expecting immediate transactions.