So you get given a piece of paper with notes, paragraphs, bullet points and mentions of websites – what do you do?
Do you look at and say I can’t understand this or I don’t get this? Or do you go away, look at it all and see how things link and fall into into place?
Well this is something I have done over the last three weeks to 18 different people and businesses and the results are surprising.
Some ripped it to pieces saying how it should be done but all they were doing was trying to sell me thier business to do what was already there and when you asked them things, they couldn’t deliever – so using them was a step back! They didn’t see the concept of working together, joint venture or partnership – just that they could sell me something even though it was a step back!
Other’s just said I don’t get it, I don’t understand or what is this about – they clearly didn’t read between the lines, link the dots, cross the t’s and see the big picture – amazing!
The amount that saw it, looked at it, thought about it and read between the lines was surprising, higher than I thought but what did appeal was that they were visionaries! Not only did they understand what I had put down and given them, they all actually came back saying what about this, you have overlooked this, if come on board I can bring this, etc, etc but I had already done this and they could see why I hadn’t given them the full picture……..I drip fed them the parts to enable them to think outside the box…..
So, next time you want to deliver something and wonder if you are involving the right people around you, just jot down some ideas, write a small single page or a few paragraphs and distribute it amongst the people you want to work with, you will be surprised at who can actually deliver and show they are of the same working platform as yourself….