What Qualities Does the Perfect Business Partner Need to Have?
Do you think about what kind of person you want as a Business partner?
Where are these perfect Business Partners and what do they look like?
Is it fair to want a perfect Business Partner if you are not perfect yourself?
Do you find that in the beginning you didn’t care if they were perfect or not. Then after working with a few not so perfect folks, you decided to get a bit more choosy? lol
These are critically important questions to ask.
After one of my partners brought me to tears, (who is incidentally no longer my partner), I became more conscientious about who I’d like to join me. I look for warning bells, red flags.
I know, I know, nobody is perfect. Some might like to think they are, but we know better, don’t we? We all have our honeymoon stage when “they” look perfect, but then we get to know them better and realize that they have a few cracks just like every pot does. (and just like we do)
And yes, we should be understanding, appreciating their good and wonderful qualities, because everyone has them. Sometimes they need our belief in them because they don’t have it yet. And of course, overlooking any of those annoying little things, we try to work well together, believing the best.
However you and I both know that sometimes there are those ones that we know we are not destined to work with. I’m sure you know what I mean?
So, do you have a list? Some people make a list when searching for a life long marriage partner. It’s kind of the same when searching for a business partner, because you may be spending a great deal of time with them.
Do you have things that you look for in potential business partners?
I’m sure you do.
Maybe these things are on your list?
-Hard worker, ambitious
-Works well with others
-Visionary or Entrepreneur
-Determined and not easily discouraged
-Stays positive and optimistic
-Sets and keeps goals
-Doesn’t take a No personally but says “Next”
-Not a quitter…in it for the Long Haul
Or some other things that are important:
-Friendly, pleasing personality (likeability factor)
-Kind, creative positive thinkers
-Enjoy serving/helping others become successful
- Computer knowledge (or at least some)
-Personal Development is important to them
Are we asking too much?
Are our expectations too high?
I guess when it comes right down to it………
We want to work with people who want to work with us.
We want to work with people we enjoy being with
We want to work with people who stick with it like a postage stamp until they get there.
We want to work with people who focus on what is going right instead of what isn’t.
We want to work with those we know are Divine appointments.
And that pretty much says it all.
And sometimes, “Many people go far in life because someone else thought they could.” ~John Maxwell
Please share what you look for in a business partner.
Your Networking friend,