Greetings! Is your business:
- an established business?
- a family business?
- a start-up?
- a stalemated business?
Are you growing or going off the rails?
HINT: If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying
I help entrepreneurs and small business co-owners like you strategize your business for growth and success so you can make more money. What’s different is I start with your leadership/partnership, which is probably the most overlooked secret weapon in your business.
Strategy Begins and Ends With People
No matter how long you have been co-owners, no matter how you get along, your partnership is causing at least some turmoil that is affecting your business. Even the best co-owners know this and are always focused on each other. But most aren’t. They treat their partnership as a given and pay it little or no attention unless it’s negative. This one factor can make or break your business. If you have not been paying attention, now is the time, before it’s too late, like it was for me.
Been There, Done That
I didn’t become a partnership expert by being a psychologist (’tho I’ve been to one), a financial planner (‘tho I have one) or a lawyer (’tho I have one). I became an expert because I am a person like you who worked hard for decades, created a great business with a great partner and then messed it all up because we were not paying attention.
I call my mess Partnersh*t. Our many years of success, camaraderie, support, joy and happiness had declined into backstabbing, gossip, factions, disconnection, secrecy and fighting over sh*t. We had no idea of the devastation we were creating, and in the end we lost not just the partnership but our beloved business and all 40 loyal and talented employees.
Are you suffering from this same thing? If so, NOW is the time to stop it before it robs you of everything you have worked so hard to create.
What to Do, What to Do?
This was not my first business but it was my first partnership. When it all turned to -sh*t, I was so emotionally, physically and financially devastated that I dedicated the next three years of my life to figuring out exactly why it failed. I traveled, studied, read, meditated, rested, taught, listened and cried my way to a massive turning point in my life. Yes, there is always a lesson.
What I Have Learned Is This: If I wanted to move ahead with clarity, I had to answer two simple questions:
Partnersh*t Happens Because We Create It.
In the end, our partnership turned to Partnersh*t not because my partner or I were bad people—far from it. We were good people and good friends. It failed because we stopped taking care of the partnership.
Partnersh*t stems from a lack of mastery in 5 areas:
- Lack of self-awareness
- Lack of accountability
- Lack of clarity
- Lack of defined outcome
- Inability to manage change.
Realizing that ours was 100% a partnership failure and not a business failure dramatically changed how I view co-owners and partnerships. Realizing that my partnership failure ultimately had nothing to do with my partner changed my life.
Think about that. If you are having problems and are looking to blame your partner, you’re traveling down the wrong road. Stop.
From this experience came my mission to help people like you avoid Partnersh*t by building your businesses from Real Beginning, on a strong Human Foundation. To do this, I created the Partnersh*t 2 Partnership Process. It’s an intensive look at you and your partner, and will help you both build something strong enough to endure the inevitable bumps that come with owning a business.
The P2P Process will teach you to:
- Understand that business is all about people.
- Understand that Business is Personal
- Understand that you can have either Partnership or Partnersh*t. The choice is yours.
- Become self-aware
- Become accountable
- Voice what you want and why you want it
- Learn to listen
- Manage your resources
- Control the financial areas of your partnership
- Create the present and future of both your partnership and your business
- Learn that a great partnership takes time, work and commitment and is worth it!
All of this information is contained in my book, Partnership or Partnersh*t: You Decide. How to Build Your Business Partnership on the Strongest Foundation There Is—A Human Foundation.
I would love to help you with your partnership. Click here to contact me or click on the book for more information.