Blog Aug 11

When I started out on the Moeloco journey less than a year ago, I knew I would need help. I knew what my skills gaps were and started to reach out to people who could help….people that I could then share my own skills and expertise with.

A collaboration.

Collaboration is when individuals or organisations work together to achieve a shared purpose

It felt good. I learnt so much. I shared so much.

So then I took it one step further and created The Moeloco Club, a conscious community of like-minded soul entrepreneurs wanting to work together to make a difference. And the collaborative energy in the room on the night of the launch pretty much raised the roof.

Wow!

So many people together, making things happen faster and with more energy than ever before.

There has been a lot of research done on collaboration and why it’s a smart strategy for all aspects of your life – business, health, home, relationships.

Here is why collaboration leads to success:

  1. Perspective

Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. A different perspective, a different point of view and BANG! You’re seeing something in a whole new light.

  1. Innovation

Something happens when like-minded groups of people get together to brainstorm. It’s like an ideas freight train that won’t stop until true innovation takes place. The innovation epiphany!

  1. Networks

You know what? We’ll be honest. Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Collaborative partnerships open up your networks tenfold. Someone will always know someone else that can help you out. The person or skill or expertise you need tends to drop right out of the sky when you need them when you actively collaborate with people.

  1. Extra resources

Two heads are better than one. Many hands make light work. You know the sayings. And they’re true. Think about it. Perhaps you are collaborating with three organisations working on a fantastic fundraising event. Now you have more people to do the work and more expertise to draw on. Just be careful of the old too many chefs in the kitchen saying!

  1. Accountability

We’ve all been there. If you’re working on a project and it’s just you doing it, there may be a little procrastination involved, or de-prioritising. But if you’re collaborating with other people you tend to be a little more driven as now you’re accountable. Or you’ve got someone to help gee you up and help move you along when you’re feeling a bit deflated.

Collaboration is key to the success of any project, organisation or task. And while there are multiple factors that help collaborations succeed, just being open to working with other people and organisations will open you up to so much much in such a short space of time.

 

Dream crazy.

X Kathy

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