Even the mightiest superheroes need some backup from time to time. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact that has been meticulously documented in many high-budget motion pictures.
But whether you’re trying to save half of the universe from extinction, trying to pitch your services to your dream client, or looking to take your business to the next level, there will come a time when the mission is just too big to go it alone.
As a consultant, your “powers” are unique, and usually developed over years in a specified field. If you had a superhero name, it would undoubtedly be “The Specialist.” (Sorry though, the “S” logo is taken, you’ll have to think of something else.) The challenge to any specialty is that missions, or clients, tend to come in shapes and sizes that your abilities may not cover. So when you are looking to become a resource for a company with needs that are bigger than your solutions, it’s time to add some firepower to your approach.
Having access to other vetted consultants who are rated in real-time on real-world successes can make it easier to assemble that dream team of colleagues who compliment each other’s talents without conflicting overlap.
As a small business owner looking to grow and branch out, you are likely to find yourself in the same situation. But it your case, it’s like combining the Justice League with the Fantastic Four, and maybe subcontracting the X-men for…Ok I know I’m mixing comic universes here, but you get it.
But in all instances it’s about recognizing your own strengths along with your own limitations, and finding resources whose strengths make up for those limitations.
The YDS peer to peer capabilities not only allow you to meet and interact with like-minded professionals, it also helps you find the exact right partners to go into battle with.
So whether you’re building a team, or combining already-established super-squads, an ally like YDS can make heroes of us all.