A Rich Attitude Creates Rich Dividends in Partnerships

In my favorite online networking for introverts, because it allows you the chance to build deep relationships, I met Monique MacKinnon of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is CEO of Energetic Evolution. She and I are in a joint venture. I’m excited to feature her as a guest blogger with an article that appeared in her recent ezine which will help you take a leap in self-confidence: [Continue Reading…]

How to Be Successful by Not Giving the Shirt off Your Back

When you think about giving the shirt off your back as it relates to a joint venture, how do you think you would answer this cliché question? Do you or do you not give the shirt off your back for the sake of success? Using the usual meaning of this expression, that there is generosity to the point of giving what might be your last possession, how does it support the ultimate success of your Joint Venture? Or can you be both selfless and selfish in a joint venture and be successful? [Continue Reading…]

Want to Attract More Ideal Clients? Know your giving style

What does it mean to give? Not give-up, or give in or – but being a giver. With most of us so focused on ourselves much of the time somehow we still find time to be a giver in some way. Knowing your giving style offers you the ability to have an alternative version that can let you find more fulfillment in your life and work.

Want to Attract More Ideal Clients? Know your giving style

Not-So-Often and Begrudging Giver: This giving only on a “have to” basis. You know the expressions and quotations, “It’s better to give than receive,” “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” In an African folktale The Collared Crow, a farmer and his wife who have no children are faced with a desperate situation. The crows come and eat the seeds as they are sowing the fields. As they are planting seeds, one crow encourages them to give the last remaining ones to the birds. After obliging, they are rewarded for their giving with eight children. You know stories like this. Giving infrequently or giving begrudgingly when done with good intentions can still be rewarding.

Cheerful and Extravagant Giver: In the bible, Solomon often did what he did in a large way. Consider that Solomon had the gift of wisdom when discerning this type of giving. He’s credited with giving three thousand proverbs and over one thousand songs. He built a temple and a palace for the people and himself to enjoy with splendor like no other at the time. People came to listen to his wisdom and he was famous in surrounding nations. He didn’t hide his giving or shy away from the recognition it gave him, instead it grew larger.

Go-Getter Giving: Who comes to your mind when you think of Go-Getter? Donald Trump maybe? Ted Turner? People usually think of leaders and people of action or who make things happen as that person with a fire under them. Sometimes they may come on aggressively or highly energetically. In every action they take, even if it’s with something in it for them first, there is either by chance or indirectly, a giving for a common good.

Go-Giver: Bob Burg and John David Mann authored the Go-Giver one of my favorite all time books. It’s a story of Joe who is a Go-Getter but one day feels as if this style just isn’t working for him. Then through a series of introductions through a legendary consultant to various people Joe’s focus changes. The Go-Giver focus puts other people’s interest first, regularly adding value and then attracting rewards unintentionally.

Who can say what style is best? Likely it’s only you. What’s more likely is that there are times when you are one giver style or another and to know, how is your style working for you? However you give, you:

– find greater happiness and joy,
– clear the way for more to come to you,
– connect more deeply, and
– help others.

Speaking of giving, what do you bring to a Joint Venture (JV)? Want to learn how to put your best face forward and create successful JVs from two experts who have already walked that path. Visit

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