I hate the thinking that relationships, whether business or personal, are a 50/50 split.
Nothing is 50/50!
Not in marriages.
Not in friendships.
Not in business partnerships or alliances.
Too many of us equate equal attention, equal contribution, doing only as you would do … as then worthy of your time or help.
In business and life, the trust in a relationship is having each other’s back, when it matters.
True, committed, trusting friendship shows itself in the hardest and darkest times.
Anyone can be a partner or friend in good times.
It’s who stands by you, is there for you, and has your back, and you theirs, when things turn sour.
We are human.
We make mistakes.
We err in judgment.
So do those around us.
That’s why we have to forgive frequently, and ask for forgiveness frequently.
That’s not so easy.
Try forgiveness on for size.
Then, you have it where sometimes life just falls on top of us.
It takes us down, hard.
Sometimes life is crashing around us.
At those times we often look around for those who can help and be there for us in times of real need.
Where did they go!
What we thought were close, deep relationship were merely on the surface.
Have you found yourself vanishing when your friends or family needed YOU the most?
I’m not saying to go down the dark well to save someone, where you drown also.
However, there is always a hand you can extend.
Sometimes its just listening.
Sometimes it’s just being there and letting them know you are there for them.
And sometimes it is more.
Here’s my challenge for you this week:
Who do you know that may be in need of your time or attention.
Where YOU could make a difference.
Put equality in effort, or time or attention aside.
You go first.
Be there for those around you, when they need you.
When you have each other’s back, that’s when true friendship and partnership shines its brightest.
And I’ll see YOU at the next 2MMM