Partnership

life coach

Ever start to do a small project? Write a book, build a course, coach a few people? And all of a sudden, you find yourself in a tsunami of more people who offer you help at a cost than you have ever thought existed.

Everybody means well, and everyone wants to help. As with most things these days, there is always a price. What do you do with all these people who want to sell you something? They mean well, and many of them are doing what you are working on, building a sound and viable product that will help others, and then finding people to buy it.

The answer is simple. The emails you get come from people, people running businesses, and they also need help in areas you might be great doing. You need to stop looking at everybody who writes you as someone who wants your money and start looking at them as someone who would be willing to pay you to help them do better.

Stop looking at others as someone who looks to squeeze you out of some money. Start looking at them as someone you can work with to a mutual benefit where you both succeed and grow.

The next time someone writes you offering a service, how will you help them become a paid partnership where both of you succeed?

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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