Many hands …

Having been self-employed for over two decades, I’ve always had great faith in my own ability to succeed. I find optimism to be far more productive than the alternative.

While bags of resilience are a must, more importantly, is a well-developed plan to help to routinely ‘put the work in.’ That said, these past few years have been particularly challenging for every business, even for the optimist.

Particularly challenging when taking your eye off the prize for a minute and that distant horizon seems to disappear completely.

The prize? I hear you ask.

At the end of the day, the prize for all our endeavours is something personal to each one of us. It could be (in my case) a new business affiliation where a like-minded soul and I could work together, sharing ideas, supporting those who need to be served. 

For Emma Thackara, pivoting a brand new business, Emma is looking to support SME’s by demonstrating her own 20+ years of marketing experience. My good friend (and Yoga teacher) Harsha Moore provides individuals with ad-hoc, qualified employment guidance – it’s her great skill.

Like myself, Harsha and Emma dedicate their business to helping those in need. Like many, we’re bringing specialist support to the table so that the prize is visible and attainable.

OK, so the prize may be ultimately more business, more receipts in exchange for skilled support. Maybe … although, I’ve often thought there is more to ‘it’ than cash in the pocket and revenues.

When times are tough, like now. When most everyone is struggling to keep at least one eye on the horizon, I’ve found a strong reputation mixed with a depth of reliable friends and associates is invaluable.

You could say that the ‘prize’ is something intangible. Affiliation takes time, as does trust. Just two of those overlooked ‘invisible prizes,’ earned through networking. 

Being ‘in business’ can be challenging, but through trusted connections, you have trusted, qualified support able to help, conjuring echoes of that age-old proverb:

‘Many hands make light work.’
John Heywood.

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past ten years I've been away from the 'big smoke' and I consider the decision to relocate my business to the country has been the best move of my career. I write and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development, I consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could be a biography, or simply bringing a diary to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore if you'd like to join me any Wednesday midday or Thursday morning coffee, please get in touch, I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go! charliekenny@live.co.uk

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