In Part 3 of this mini-series, we mentioned that being a “catalyst” is similar to being a “matchmaker”. To understand our next category, we really need to expand the definition of “catalyst” first. You see, there are actually two components for the term “catalyst” as I defined it. It was necessary to do that because there is an analysis part and an execution part. So, I decided to call the first part of the process “catalyst” and the second part was called “collaborator”.
Our discussion now will focus on the second part or the fourth category – “Collaborators”. People who are more willing to take action when necessary than to just think about it are our “collaborators”. This is not a negative against the “catalyst” as you will learn when you join our SDK Collaborator Group that the catalyst role is extremely detail oriented or can be at times. Not everybody would enjoy the details.
I have learned over the years that there are people who can handle the details if they are laid out for them to follow, but who would be very uneasy if they were asked to create the actual steps themselves. So, those are “collaborators” within my strategy. They are individuals who can bring together an inventor with a manufacturer, a marketing company, an investor, a distributor, etc. easily because they are oriented that way. The “catalyst” would use my strategy and/or my proprietary software to determine who the best “players” are for a particular project.
In fact, one of my companies has developed special software that makes the tasks of the “catalyst” much easier and even accessible to those “collaborators” who wish to accomplish more by themselves.
Most “collaborators that I have known over the years tend to all understand the saying – “It is not always what you know, but who you know as well.” In fact, many of the extremely successful ones made it clear to me that they would rather carry the statement to the next level and say it this way – “It is oftentimes not about what you know or even who you know, but rather it becomes a matter of what all of the people you know know and what all of the people they know know”. That is a very important statement to believe as it holds the key to a tremendous business potential that is provided to our SDK Collaborator Group.
Consider the fact that most of the time success in business comes down to being able to solve problems. Successful business people just know or learn to understand that it makes more sense to align yourself with people who have or can get you the answers you need rather than spend their time trying to “reinvent the wheel”. It is important to minimize “reinventing wheels that are easily obtained with less effort”. If nothing else, it becomes a matter of proper time and resource management.
If you are a “collaborator”, you have an important role to play in the big scheme of things. Not only can you make a tremendous amount of money for yourself by being a “collaborator”, you can make a lot more when you become part of the business activity of others. Believe me, to be able to choose how you wish to use the strategy is a nice benefit to have. I invite you to join with us.
This article was written by SDK Hunter Consulting Group
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