Disclaimer: In celebration of my company Nel Tax and Financial Solutions completing its fifth year of business, I decided to once again share some words of wisdom to other business owners and entrepreneurs that will help them along their entrepreneurial journeys. Tips and guidance provided are purely for informational purposes only. Enjoy!
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
On paper, for many years I operated as a one-woman show, self-employed, solopreneur. But one thing I knew before opening my business was I would not be able to realize my company’s fullest potential without collaborating with others.
The pictures above represent the mentoring, the coaching, the branding, the associations, the opportunities, the talents, and the friendships it takes for me as a leader and my business to continue expanding and growing successfully. On paper, I may look alone; but the reality is I have never operated by myself.
Network is more than what you do. It is also about how you align yourself and the reciprocity of those relationships. We give and receive to one another because we all are equally invested in the wind of everyone within our networks being successful. We thrive as a tribe. Network is what we are.
A business does not exist alone. Your next best practice, your next client, or your next employee could be within your network. But you must align yourself to others if you want to receive those abundant opportunities.
Whose next client do you have but you cannot share because you are not connected yourself to others? Even as an introvert, you do not have to know many people in order to create massive influence. It is better to have 5 powerhouse, trusted partners in your network than 5,000 who you barely know.
But I ask you, who has helped you either as leader or in your business? And more importantly, who have you helped? However you answer those questions could be the start of your network, your partners, your squad.