An epiphany came to me as I read stories of other entrepreneurs. They all did one thing in common to find incredible success. It is the combination that made the difference.
The two success ingredients are community service and collaboration.
Are you involved with a continual community service project where others benefit from your expertise? Consider how your project would benefit by bringing on board those you know, like and trust. What would your grandest project look like? When you bring like-minded people together, the ideas flourish and you will soon put your project on a much higher plane.
Service and Collaboration Lead to Unexpected Business Success
The most difficult part of this philosophy is asking others to pitch in. Frequently, it’s easier just to do the project ourselves and not ask for help. So priorities once again are required. Should you desire to create a much larger vision for how you serve others, the collaboration will do this.
When it works well, the friendships that come of it last a lifetime, and the benefit you provide others as well as the rewards are far greater. Side benefits may come your way too. You may develop new ideas for further products and services; name recognition will increase dramatically and more people will be motivated to become your client.
My Own Experience with Community Service & Collaboration
Let me illustrate my experience. I have always taught job seekers how to interview best as a community service project. Many benefitted, but it was a solo endeavor. Being it was just myself, there were limitations on how grand the project could be.
On a somewhat larger scale, a friend and I created a Business Resource and Job Fair in our town to become known. Because it was community driven, we were given much free publicity and attracted over 200 people to our event.
Inspired to Write Hired!
Upon seeing the outpouring of gratitude, it led me to writing my second book, HIRED! The book attracted much attention itself. Just recently, Carlos Gil who runs the LinkedIn group, JobsDirectUSA.com found me in the group. And getting to know me, he invited me to be a featured speaker for an online conference in a nationwide collaborative effort to help get Americans back to work.
The combined effort of associations, groups and individuals will bring an event far grander than anything I could do on my own. Our effort is being called AmericaHires360.
Working on a grander level with others will enable you to enjoy far greater visibility and many ‘a Smooth Sale!
Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC authored the International Best-Selling book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results and HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews. Read Elinor’s complete bio below and all of her articles in the Elinor Stutz SF BAWJ Author Library.
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About the Author (Author Profile)
Elinor Stutz, CEO Of Smooth Sale, LLC, a motivational speaker and author of the international best-selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, published by Sourcebooks. It’s been featured in TIME Magazine and translated into several languages.
Her new book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself on Interviews, is based upon years of community service teaching job seekers how to land the job they desire.Elinor delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences, provides consultation private coaching and business retreats to GROW your business. Elinor is available upon request for consultation (800) 704-1499.
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