On May 5, 2012, I had the honor and privilege of sitting around the table with some of the best sales minds in the business. We came together in Chicago to collaborate.
And collaborate we did.
Leaving agendas and egos at the door, this incredible group of people had been working together online. Not all of us had ever met the rest of us. And so we did. Because we knew we had work to do.
For your benefit.
We are known for the quality of the content we generate. On our blogs, through our workshops, coaching and speaking. Through mentoring, encouraging.
We got together because we believe that the synergy we can produce is far more relevant than the sum of the individual parts.
We accomplished so much in the day we spent together. Insights, reactions, spinning out of ideas, what ifs, gee-I-didn’t-know-that kind of things. You know, the great stuff we blog about, we read about, that we tell you can happen.
It really does happen.
When you put people together who are willing to suspend the Who They Are, their Job Titles, their Accomplishments. When they are committed to working together to achieve something more. Something greater. For their clients, their readers, their audiences – both known and unknown.
If you are an individual who feels they can be more than their job title, their academic position, a professional degree or certification, know that you are not alone.
Life presents us with some interesting pathways. And we are defined by the people and circumstances we meet along the way. They inspire us to do some of our best work.
And I believe our best work is yet to come. Because we are willing to collaborate to achieve it. And you continue to inspire us.
Join in following the input-throughput-output of this initial collaborative meeting, one of many to come. Take a look at Tibor Shanto’s The Pipeline May 7 post for the full list of attendees and their Twitter feeds. And include his at @tiborshanto.
Consider forming your own collaborative group. You might just be amazed at what can happen.