Collaboration is Key to Growth

In today’s world, we have so much information available at our disposal.  Whether it is a quick Google search or posts on social media channels, there is a wide breadth of information to help you understand how to be a better boss, team member of a company or person.  Sometimes, it is best to get together with similar people or businesses to share ideas and collaborate together so that you all are in the best position to succeed.  

In real estate, you can feel like you are on an island.  However, we encourage collaboration at Burgan Real Estate.  While we do work as a team, collaboration is something much different.  Team work implies that a group of people are working together to accomplish a task.  However, when you collaborate with others, you share ideas, principles, concepts and elements to help everyone become better, not necessarily even in achieving the same task. That’s one of the many reasons we love being a member of LeadingRE.  As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, we have the opportunity to collaborate with different real estate companies in the county to find out what is working so that all of us can benefit from it.  While we like to think we are in real estate, we are actually in a relationship business, and those relationships with people in our company, our industry and even our neighborhood or community help us become better.  

Collaboration is key for anyone or business to grow and here are three reasons why it is something you should consider for you or company:

Self Awareness

When you collaborate with people or other businesses, it requires you to take a long, hard look at what you are good at and bring to the table.  When you have to share with others in a collaborative environment,  it challenges you to articulate and discuss what you are great at, and what you can improve upon. That honesty is both humbling and energizing because it forces you to both ask for help while also being able to lift others up with your talents and make them better.  

Two Heads Are Better Than One 

Stop us if you’ve heard this before.  This saying has been around for over four centuries, and for good reason.  People are more effective at improving and becoming better when they leverage resources, talents, experiences and ideas from others.  Sharing and using those helps you see what is possible and help guide you.  Whether it is a conference, like the one we are at this week in Des Moines, Iowa, or even a book you are reading, connections to other resources can re-energize you with a new-found understanding about what you are possible of achieving and, most importantly, how to achieve it.

Don’t Stop Believing…And Learning

Confidence is so key to becoming better each and every day.  Building upon what you have been through and have seen helps build your confidence to achieve more.  However, every experience is a lesson learned.  Collaborating with others helps propel you to become a student in life and your business, supporting you with information to help you grow each and every day.  Every time you attend a conference, work in a group or join a forum online, you enhance the capacity you have to go beyond your comfort zone to turn a small idea into a large opportunity that can make a huge difference for you and your company.  

While collaboration is not always easy, the benefits it has for you in your career and as individual is invaluable. Being able to innovate and discuss with others helps you evaluate your strengths, opportunities to grow and, most importantly, how to be better.

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