Earlier this week I was transcribing a church sermon from last Sunday. The pastor told a story about a Canadian breed of horse (yes, that caught my attention!). It went like this: Several years ago in Canada a new breed of horse was produced. After these horses had grown to maturity they wanted to test the strength of the horses. They took a horse and found that he could pull an 8-ton force. Then they paired this horse with another horse and figured together they could pull 16 tons, maybe 18 tons. However, they were amazed that the two horses together could pull a 30-ton force.
How can two horses pull 30 tons when one horse could pull only 8 tons? It makes sense according to the scientific law called synergism. Synergism is defined by dictionary.com as “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.” So two things (or people) working together produce a far greater result than those things (or people) working independently.
Are you working alone in your business? Are you spending too much time trying to get an ezine done? Are you trying to update your website and searching for just the right plugin? Are you bewildered by Infusionsoft’s many capabilities? Are you struggling to stay focused? Are you starting projects that never get finished? Are you moving from one shiny object to the next?
We all need help. We cannot go it alone. We need people beside us who can help guide us and teach us. We need people who can help execute our projects. And we need people who can cheer us on.
Consider hiring a coach or mentor who can help you in many aspects of your business and/or personal life. A coach/mentor can give you different perspectives you hadn’t thought of or help you come up with strategies to launch your best ever product or program.
Hire someone to support you with your administrative tasks, like a Virtual Assistant. VAs have a variety of skills and can help take some of burdens off your shoulders. Using a Virtual Assistant will free you up to do only what YOU can do — work with your clients and talk to prospects!
Lastly, find someone to be your cheerleader. Someone who supports you and tells you how awesome you are!! This can be a spouse, a family member, a best friend, or even another person in your same industry.
Put those three people in place and experience the synergism!! Feel free to share with me your support systems.