In today’s newspaper I noticed a very cool thing that happened around here.  The organic farmers got together for a “speed0dating” kind of meeting with local restaurateurs.  Talk about a marriage made in heaven!  (Well, not all of them will be; but still. . . )

That got me to thinking.  Where am I missing out on opportunities to connect with like-minded people who are aligned with my vision, values, and goals?  There are tons of them out there, if I think about it.  The problem is, I seldom do think about it!  Which is one reason I mention it.  Because I can’t be the only one missing out.

I mean, if I am not thinking about who might be an ideal partner for my business — or at least for some parts of it — then maybe THEY aren’t thinking about it either.  So both of us lose.  And that’s kind of sad.  Because we could all be helping each other.  And no, not every “date” will end in “wedded bliss” — but one thing is sure.  If we don’t at least meet to discuss it, nothing will happen.

How about you?  Where are you missing out on potential ideal partners?  Your synergy could tip the scales from a ho-hum future to one that really zings.

As for me, I’ll have new antennae out this week — and for the rest of this year.  Don’t be surprised if I approach you to discuss some new ideas.

Now it’s your turn.  What will YOU do, to create connection and new possibility with one or more people who would be ideal partners for something you do (or want to do)?  Get creative and go for it.

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