The Episode: The One Without Ren
Today we are missing our main master of ceremonies but the show must go on! Despite Ren sitting this one out, we have a great conversation about the power of collaboration, networking, and helping out other trainers and peers. There may be some fear attached to referring clients to other businesses, but we strongly believe that this idea of scarcity is based on a false premise. There is so much more to be gained from building these bonds and linking with other like-minded individuals, and you will soon see that there is more than enough business and money to go around!
In This Episode
- A recent post in the OTA group about the power of guest training [0:10:27]
- How this podcast incorporates different personalities and approaches [0:14:02]
- The fallacy of competition [0:16:55]
- Different avenues to explore for your brand and business [0:19:48]
- Good practices around helping others [0:24:29]
- Examples of unexpected results from reaching out [0:28:26]
- Lessons in giving in to generosity [0:32:41]
“Don’t be afraid to help others. There is actually great benefit from helping others in your world, in your industry.” — Carolina Belmares
Ways to Connect with Other Professionals
There are so many ways that you can build amazing bridges to other trainers. Think about guest training or providing supplementary services to their clients! There is also the option to share clients and refer people to someone who is perhaps a better fit. We all have different skills and can benefit from bringing these together. There are so many different ways and avenues for making money in this business, so we recommend putting yourself out there and adopting a generous attitude.
Abundance Instead of Scarcity
Connecting and sharing will bring you many more positive results compared with the supposed immediate loss of business. This mentality around competition and scarcity is generally built around false perceptions anyway, so knowing who is good at certain parts of the game and reaching out to them is most often your best bet. Why not reach out to people you admire? Make new friends and make your social and professional circle bigger! The rewards for this kind of approach can come in many different forms and at unexpected times, further down the road.
Give Freely and Receive Willingly
Putting yourself in line for the fruits of the labors and a generous attitude does not mean doing everything with a devious or ulterior motive. We think it best to help for the sake of helping, and not to make deals in your head that others might not be aware of. This is another reminder about clear communication, and remember, this is a long-term game so be patient with your networking efforts. Our last message, and a truly powerful one, is to not resist doing nice things for others; when you think of it, do it!
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