Yes, Yes, Yes – I am back in school! I love school. There are many reasons why I love school: I get excited by the thought of meeting a whole new group of people, who have come to learn and share their knowledge and selves with me. I get to discover their intelligence, their convictions, and to see their commitment to completing the course successfully. Many of the lasting relationships I already have began in school. Schools and structured learning situations activate a ‘heady’ feeling inside of me. For me, this is a dedicated time to explore a subject or topic with a group of people who are already ‘tuned into’ learning more, sharing their understanding, and adding another arsenal of information to my brain and thoughts. Yeah! And this time, learning has taken on a new dimension … I get to add ‘wisdom’ to what I absorb. I was initially reluctant and resistant to accepting this time as the described ‘Ascension’ phase in my life until I learned the true value of Ascension– a state of attraction and manifestation. In my original understanding, I saw it as a time of ‘being old.’
For those of us who are making plans and decisions for 2015, it is necessary to get back to basics in understanding the value of collaborative relationships in all aspects of our life, particularly our business partnerships. Webster defines Partnerships as: (noun) “the state of being partners; and … a relationship between partners.” Further research into the definition best sums it up as “the state of being related to a larger whole.” The concept of being part of a larger whole resonates with me and guides my involvement in community collaborations and business partnerships.
Cider Enterprises’ motto of “harnessing the energy of your ideas to help you reach your desired goals” is lived in real time commitment. The fulfillment of our claim “to help” is based upon the strength of our relationship with partners that are needed to coach and consult business owners. Partnerships are extremely important in helping organizations keep abreast of the latest practices and processes that entrepreneurs need to succeed.