Collaboration Emotional Rapport: how do you know to go further?


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My complete list of what I want in a collaboration partner is two pages but length is not as important as the specificity.

Get it out of your head! Otherwise those attractive ideas, to bring you just the right partner, just float up and away.

I did, and that somehow makes it more real. No; if you read the leading post to this, How To Find Your Best-Fit Joint Venture Partner With Less Time And Energy, I did not write down my ideal mate list many years ago. But I was crystal clear and highly motivated to find my man. Today we are doing more, being more and wanting more.

So, let’s not assume we easily take the time to get clear on anything we want, including a joint venture!

Get your description of your ideal joint venture partner down on paper and you can start and then continue conversations at a pace that will likely surprise you. Knowing someone to the degree where trust moves the collaboration forward is more easily facilitated with clarity. Even with the ideal joint venture characteristics, other variables may mean conversations take days, weeks and even months to reach agreement. The time frame is dependent on mutual clarity, trust and goals.

One thing that can enhance the trust is to share this list with your potential Ideal Joint Venture partner. Make it part of your exploratory conversation. Joint venture success is more of building rapport and trust in both the beginning and ensuing conversations. When you get clear about what you want in a joint venture partner, you will find you also attract someone who is likely as this same stage in his or her search for collaboration. Willingness to share each others lists puts you and this potential partner at a similar starting point and you feel more connected with commonalities.

One of the reasons for joint venture breakdowns is lack of rapport and regular communication that fits both partners’ preferred styles, which can lead to micromanaging or cheating. Issues like this can be minimized if the partners take time early on to communicate the factors that are most important to each, thereby deepening rapport and trust.

    “The power of intention is the power to manifest, to create, to live a life of unlimited abundance, and to attract into your life the right people at the right moments.” – Wayne Dyer

What have you done in attracting your best collaboration partners, those Dynamos as we like to call them?

What are one of your top tips in finding the best joint venture partners?

I’ve enjoyed giving you some ideas about collaboration and joint venture partners. I’m getting ready to kick off another collaboration event which you will find here starting – this evening! So come back later for wisdom from seven women – it’s a collaboration that came together as a result of many of the ideas you can learn about in the excerpt of this eBook

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  1. Jeannette Paladino

    Pat — as one of your former collaborators I feel that the most important ingredient is trust. Each partner has to have the other’s best interests at heart.

  2. Jeannette, it also needs to be FUN! And we certainly had that!

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