Do you have a partnership?
How Do You Know If You Have The Right Partnership?
Partnership talk on one of the last episodes of 2017.
I know I shouldn’t tell the date on a podcast because people can listen to this 2 or 3 years down the road and realize it is old content.
Well… I’m not worried about that
In a matter of fact, I want people to know when they are listening to older content so they know things could have changed meanwhile.
Transparency is the name of the game.
So its December 30th, 2017
I want to remind people of how great it is to have a partnership when you can actually trust and rely on your partners.
It is very liberating knowing that someone will have your back.
Personally, I have 2 partners, who have never let me down yet, so we are starting a second business together.
I picked the perfect name for a marketing agency and bought the domain Prolific Zone dot COM
For those of you who follow Russell Brunson (Click Funnels CEO), he often talks about the Prolific Zone and explains the meaning of it.
Today I share a personal story.
I worked and lived for over 10 years in Fort McMurray, Alberta (Canada)
I’ve been away from Fort McMurray for a bit and was informed that I had a frozen pipe at my Fort mac house. It was almost -51 Celsius with windchill (-60 Fahrenheit) and that is something you will never miss, no matter how long you are away for.
So, I started contacting companies to see who could do the job the fastest.Yes, my only concern at this point was who could do it the soonest, and I didn’t even ask for a quote.
Knowing that customer service is not always a priority for contractors, I knew that some would take a while to answer, so I contacted several.
I contacted 12 businesses in total, using their website’s contact forms, Kijiji and Facebook.
Out of the 12 businesses I contacted, only 2 replied! One said he was out of town and all the staff was off (all good). The second replied they couldn’t do it (fair enough) and 10 businesses didn’t even reply!
That is shocking to me, but at the same time, it explains how more than 52% of construction businesses fail compared to 36% average of other industries. Most people start a business with the intention to make money when in reality they should start a business to solve people’s problems, and any business that solves problems, will, in return make money from it!
Anyway, this gets better…
The next day in conversation with a Fort Mac business owner whose services are not even related to my problem, he offered to go to my house and fix the problem himself.
I gave him the code for the door, explained the problem and about an hour later he told me it was done. This guy volunteered to do it, went out of his way to help, used his own extension cord and texted me: I got your back!
I used to be surprised thinking how he started a business in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo and took it from 0 to 7 figures in less than 200 days! But now that doesn’t surprise me, as I see how easy it is for an entrepreneur with a positive attitude and a customer-pleasing mentality to melt the competition faster than the ice in my pipes.
I want to thank you again @Jeff P. Walsh, not only having my back but for teaching me how easy it can be to succeed when you have the right mindset added to your indubitable passion to grind