This has very little to do with personal finance, but since its my blog I’ll share it anyway! I am completely stealing this from my boss, but one of my favorite sayings is,
I want to Build a Mutually Beneficial Relationship
I use it all the time. I used it today when I met my CPA and he explained how he wants to set up an attorney to rent space from him and draft Wills for his client base (if this works out I am sure I’ll write all about it). I used it last week when a someone wanted to set up a blogging relationship with me. I used it last month when I spoke to a group of planners at work.
Why Do I Love the Saying Mutually Beneficial Relationship?
When I enter into most relationships, it is usually my goal for both parties to be in a better position at the end. While this might not apply to friends and family, it is absolutely in the front of my mind when entering into business or semi-business relationships. This leads us to…
The Yakezie Group
Financial Samurai has started a group known as the Yakezie Group of bloggers who have a shared goals of,
- Getting on the Wise Bread’s top 100 PF (has to do with boring internet stat stuff)
- Provide Motivation
- Maybe earn some cash
Currently it is made up of 35+ bloggers helping each other and it has provided me a new sense of motivation. My site went from the high 170s to the 112th spot (as of typing this) in about 6 weeks! Bad ass. You should check out the entire group at – Sweating the Big Stuff’s Round Up. The list includes some of the big boys all the way down to people who only have a handful of posts under their belt.
What is your favorite saying? How do you view non-personal relationships?