Family, friends, furbabies, CONNECTions.
I just got off the phone with a wonderful woman who I met over a year ago in Denver at yoga. She is an East Coaster like me and full of all the sass and energy - needless to say we formed an immediate friendship.
Were we talking about collaborating our business, yes.
Are we both working on growing and expanding our small businesses, yes.
Were we laughing hysterically while trying to maintain a level of professionalism at the same time, absolutely.
WHY EVEN WRITE ABOUT IT??
Because we got to know each other through weird yoga poses, dinners out, cups of coffee and glasses of wine. Our friendship grew in trust and now we may be working together to grow and strengthen our businesses.
Moral of the story-
NOOOO, it's not make friends so you can have more business...
It's you grow your business through THE FORMATION of trusting, genuine relationships. Sometimes they are unexpected, but a definite pleasant surprise.
(check out Wellth Works if you want to know what this lady is up to)
Cheers & Happy Holidays!