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Friends, Not Hands Is The Smart Way Forward

Friends, not contacts, is the smartest way forward – for small (and all) businesses! Trust me when I say this, as I’ve learnt the hard way over the years!!
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When I’m looking for someone external to work with, I’ll put out feelers and get a few quotes, but ultimately, I’ll choose the right partner based on how well we ‘click’, not how much they charge. Do they get what we’re doing? Are they genuinely excited about our missions? Can I chat with them easily and could I imagine them going above and beyond to help us whilst also sharing a glass of wine at Christmas (or 5!)?
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I’m not saying to disregard the cost, but sometimes you’ll meet someone who you just know will always be in your corner, supporting you, championing you and looking out for you. And that relationship, that friendship and trust, is worth its weight in gold!
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It makes me so happy to see more and more people leaving their jobs to build a business and often they have left corporate life to get away from the pricks, the fakeness and peacock-ing 🤮 so why would we then consider openly inviting these agenda-driven, number hungry people into our precious vulnerable businesses?! Just to save a few pounds?
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At the speed, we travel and with SO much choice out there, I admit, it’s hard to prioritise this type of ‘dance’. But, it’s a much more enjoyable world, if you sit in a business meeting with someone and you actually like them! If you choose, you can create a world where you spend your time with people that enhance you and your team. So, make friends not contacts! Do you agree? Anyone else made some good friends along the journey? I know I have and they know who they are!
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The Congregation of Inspiration is all about connecting with your community, meeting like-minded people face to face and forging friendships. Sharing journeys and being 100% behind someone and what they’re doing, and they in return to you. I’m so proud of this X


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