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Sometimes You Just Can’t Do It By Yourself

by Jason Sanders on January 10, 2010 · 0 comments

in Business,Thoughts

Depending on how detailed and ambitious your goals are, you might eventually come to the realization that you just can’t accomplish them all by yourself.  I recently came to that realization with my TVPG Radio project. To be clear, I’m not advocating partnerships.  In fact it’s my personal preference to maintain solo control of my company.

But if we’re being realistic, we all only have 24 hours in the day.  In those 24 hours we have to fit in time to eat, time to sleep, and family time and for most of us work takes up what’s left over.  If we’re really lucky, we have a little extra time to pursue our passions, and if we’re really, really, really lucky our passion is our work.

If you’re in that last camp, as I am, you probably find your days flying by and there never seems to be enough time to accomplish everything that you want to do to further your passion…your business.  Sure there’s enough time to make the money that we need to survive, but that’s not what passion is about.

Passion in business is about creating something bigger than yourself.  It might be about living up to an expectation (our own or others).  It might be about proving someone wrong.  It could be about breaking a pattern.  It might be about creating a legacy.  Perhaps it’s about securing the future of your family, about giving your children a better opportunity than what you had.  There’s a million things that drive us to chase our dreams, to stretch beyond our reach, to see how much of a difference we can make in the world.

Usually these motivations attach themselves to big ideas.  I think of these ideas as “Life Changers”.  Ideas that have the potential to meet our goal(s).  Big important ideas are never easy to get off the ground.  They always take more work, more planning, more polishing, more finesse.

So if you’re in the middle of grappling with one of these “Life Changers” and you feel like you’ve hit the wall.  There is no shame in looking around and asking for help.  There are lots of people out there who are eager to get involved with a “Life Changer”.  If you’re still hesitant, ask yourself what will give you the most satisfaction: meeting your goals, or maintaining complete control?  If your idea is truly a “Life Changer”, meeting the goal will always win.

Do you have a “Life Changer” idea?  Are you looking for a “Life Changer”?  Do you have a story to share about teaming up with someone to meet an objective?  I’m looking forward to reading your feedback, so leave a comment!

Jason Sanders @ValuePagesGroup
Business Networking Specialist

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