Professional Agreements Reflecting Togetherness Nicely Ensures Real Success Harmoniously Increasing Productivity. ~ A Minute with Maxwell
This morning's email focused on partnership. It explained how more than one person working toward a single goal can be much more rewarding and much easier than trying to attempt and accomplish things on your own. I really wish I could just copy and paste the entire email here because it was really well written and I fear I will not be able to convey the message nearly as well. With any luck, I will be able to at least give you a little insight into what I heard and it will mean a little something to you as well.
The article that I read contained three quotes that really jumped out at me and encompassed what I believe is the heart and soul of this site and it's members. I added the actual quotes to our quotes and tips area that greet you inside the membership area of the site, but here is my take.
The first quote was by Mother Teresa and basically says that we each have our own individual skills. Everybody has something that they're good at. The skill that I have may not be the skill that you have. And the skill that you have may not be the skill that I have. But when we work together and combine our skills we will have an amazing result.
The second quote was an anonymous quote. To sum it up - One person working with you is better than a group working for you. When you are working with someone, it's a combined effort. None is better than the next, just different. When someone is working for you, you are placed in a position of authority. As an entrepreneur, I do not want to work for someone. Nor am I especially thrilled about having people work for me. I would much rather work together.
And lastly, the quote from Andrew Carnegie who claims that it was not his own ability and knowledge that allowed him to achieve the things that he had. He credits his success to the combined and superior knowledge and the ability of those around him. We have one member who consistently will enter the chat room with a happy and heartfelt announcement of "Hello my brilliant friends!" I love being around that kind of mindset. Mind you, this member is as brilliant as any of us, but it is their acknowledgment and public declaration of their appreciation of others that I admire.
Forming Partnership Alliances
What intrigues me about finding these three quotes within this single article is that even though each of these quotes came from a different person, place and time, and from completely different facets of life, they all place a high value on how others can and did impact their lives.
It is a reminder that we, as a group, will be able to achieve a higher level of success working in partnership and together than if we were not a group. A team, a network, IS stronger than a lone individual. A group dedicated to one another will provide help to those in need. Our network is a partnership with the ability to accomplish more than what each could do alone.
This truth is a fit reminder to people that when we are working together in harmony, the talents and gifts of the body minimize the weaknesses and shortcomings of the body, thereby making a stronger unit.
You need someone, and someone needs you. We all need each other - in partnership.