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Stop the glorification of “Busy” and get productive. And you cannot be productive if you do things you’re not good at doing. If we did what they were good at and teamed up with others who would do the things we’re not good at, we could achieve great things.

Only those whose egos rule their lives think they are good at everything. It’s like fat people who go around telling people they eat very little, or people who believe Republican politicians are any different from Democrat politicians. Wake up. You’re not good at everything. You need others who are good at the things you suck at.

“I have always believed in the power of collaboration. Early on in my professional career, I realized that you can’t develop all the competencies you need fast enough on your own. Furthermore, if you don’t collaborate, your ideas will be limited to your own abilities. As a result, you will not be able to serve your clientele and thus can’t achieve the anticipated impact.”
― Vishwas Chavan

That’s where collaboration and leverage start. Collaboration means we team up with those who complement our weaknesses, so we contribute our strengths and they contribute their strengths, and we don’t do things we’re not good at, and so together, we do amazing tings.

Leverage is just as simple. Would you work for $25 per hour? If so, go ahead and clean your own house and work in your own yard. If your time is more valuable, hire someone to clean your house and work in your yard. I’m useless at fixing things or working on cars, but I’m good at making money, so I hire a handyman. My time is valuable, so I use a car wash, a house cleaner, a mechanic to change the oil on my car and fix it, someone to fix my bicycle punctures, another to fix my computer, and so on.

Think about your life. Your time is your most valuable, irreplaceable asset. All the information you need is readily available, and you can access all the skills and information you want. You can use proven systems to leverage the time and resources and connections and skills of others. That’s how people get rich: they think, they work strategically, they plan ahead, and instead of being a limited, one man band, they create an unstoppable team. 

Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com

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