PartnerHacker Daily #237: What Motivates Action?

Make sh*t happen; get your partnership goals in order

Annual goals are sometimes too far out of sight.

Start your year off in partnerships right with some forward tilt by:

1) Taking forward action immediately πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ
- Why wait? Plan SOMETHING for next week.
- Get the ball rolling and set things in motion.

2) Meet earlier rather than later ⏱
- We're all busy, don't wait to do something, be a part of the planning (and actioning) process.

3) Set big rocks to move, then break them down into smaller pebbles πŸ”
- True achievement comes from smaller milestones and momentum
- Use the S.M.A.R.T. method (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound).

4) Ask questions ❓
- Don't just get caught up in your own goals
- Ask partners about theirs, align with them, and guide them to the solution (that includes you).

The path to the possible

Economist Ludwig von Mises said three things are required for action to occur:

  1. Dissatisfaction with the status quo.
  2. A vision of something better.
  3. Belief in the ability to get there.

It's not enough to paint a picture for your partners of what's possible if they work with you. You need to also convince them of their ability to get there. You need to show your partners how you get the partnership promise land.

You also need the mindset for growth. Those who don't get partnerships right have a finite mindset. Instead of focusing on scarcities, focus on what's coming next.

Learn more about getting the proper vision and mindset to make your ecosystem flourish in PartnerUp #90 with Vince Menzione:

PartnerUp #090 - Understanding Partner Landscape - A CrossPod takeover from PL[X] with Vince Menzione
What is up PartnerUp!? Vince Menzione from the Ultimate Guide to Partnering joins the PartnerUp crew to recap PL[X] and discuss the importance of customer success. Vince shares his expertise about managing partnerships when working at Microsoft. He shares the difference between channel and partner…


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