How to get something for nothing
I was recently at an event that featured a boxed lunch for each participant. Upon opening my lunch I discovered my box contained an objectively horrifying flavor of chips called “jalapeño.”
(It might be important to understand that I really don’t like flavor of almost any variety)
I told my neighbor that I had an extra bag of chips if they wanted them. They replied that jalapeño chips were their favorite and I could have their plain chips, which they didn’t like. And just like that we both gave up something of no value to us and received something of great value.
The lesson? The thing you don’t enjoy is someone else’s favorite thing, so it’s worth considering how you could intentionally partner with people who have different tastes, skills, talents, and mindsets.
These complementary relationships allow both of you to benefit without having to give up something you love.
(Want to develop more complementary collaborations? Let’s jump on a quick call!)