Collaboration Can Fuel Success
Collaborating on projects or business ventures can take your success to the next level. As a solopreneur, you may often encounter difficulties that are simply out of your skill set and abilities, and this is precisely where collaborating with another can be the missing key. Imagine yourself attempting to solve an incredibly difficult puzzle, whereby the missing puzzle piece would be the link needed to make the vision clearer. The other person you choose to collaborate with can be the link you need to succeed in the vision that you have. Nevertheless, how do you go about discovering whether or not you should collaborate with another person?
When you’re looking for someone to collaborate with for a business or project you have in mind, you have to choose a person who first and foremost is as passionate as you are about the idea. If this person cannot demonstrate that they have the same innate passion as you do for what it is, then you will not be compatible and successful in your vision. Put simply, they must be as genuinely enthusiastic about what it is as you are. Without that passion, they will not be willing to devote all of their time, energy or even resources into the concept and thus cannot flourish.
In addition, if you are both passionate and clear on the same vision in mind, you will work more efficiently together as a team to reach your goal. It would be next to impossible to achieve a goal with an individual who you do not want to work with, and who will drain you of your energy. If there is no harmony between the people in the collaborating project, there will be minimal effort put into it and poor results. Having a person that you truly get along with a have a great relationship is critical to the success of your collaboration efforts.
In the Rocky Movie, Sylvester Stallone says about Adrian “She’s got gaps, I got gaps. and together we fill gaps.” While your business venture or project isn’t a romantic relationship, it does make sense that a person you collaborate with, has what it is that you are missing. For instance, if you are an individual who is more shy and the reserved side, then your equal balance in partner would be someone who is more outgoing and extroverted, because they would fill the missing gap that you lack. In essence, you need to work with someone who possesses the skill or talent that you are weak in.
Collaboration can really fuel your success if you do choose the right partner to work with. As I have shown above, it’s crucial that you collaborate with a person who understands the goal or desired result you wish to achieve, and is on the same page with you. The formation of a great relationship can lead to great innovation and success which may have not been found as a Solopreneur. In the end, it could prove to be one of the best decisions that you ever made, rather than believing all you needed was yourself.