So, who’s Got Your Back?
If you live in the northeastern part of the US, or it seems anywhere on the east coast, you’ve heard or said…”where’s the ark…its been raining 40 days and 40 nights!”
It got me thinking, what would I take with me, as a 21st century businesswomen, on my ark?
I’d take two computers, two printers, two cell phones, two generators, two sets of legal pads and pens….but what about people?
Well I’d certainly take two of my best girlfriends (who else would you complain to when your hair is all frizzy because of the rain!)
Let me tell you about a program that eWomenNetwork, Inc., launched a few years ago called “Building Your NOAH.” It was created to help their managing directors build stronger chapters.
The goal is for each chapter to have at least two representatives for every industry: two accountants, two marketing specialists, two financial planners, two event planners, two florists, two computer specialists, two skin care specialists, two…you get the idea.
But do you get the idea behind it? It’s about creating opportunities for alliances, partnerships and resources. Let’s face it, not everyone works well together and not every service is identical just because it sounds the same.
Alliances and partnerships become your back up plan, your go to people, your measuring stick of accomplishments. They help you build a stronger ark. They’ve got your back!