It is LONELY at the TOP, so TEAM UP!
Doing contracts with the government is not easy stuff. So, instead of doing it alone, why not reach out to others, build relationships, and team up?
BEING ALONE IS NO FUN
There’s no fun in doing everything alone because you don’t have people to help you with. You might become the CEO or work in huge positions in a company but there will always be times that you will need someone to share experiences or hang out with.
So, why not build relationships with others while reaching the top? Join industry organizations or conferences. Find a mentor or a mentee. Help others reach success like you did.
“I don’t see it’s any fun doing all these stuff alone and by yourself. Like I just, I just don’t see this as any fun so why not have some good people to be around that you build your history with. To me, it seems like going back to college, like you know, when you had all this connect— or if you’re in the military, being in the military with your people.”
REACH OUT TO PEOPLE
Regardless of the industry that you’re in, there are people who will be willing to help you with your problem, you only have to reach out.
For instance, one of our GovCon Giants members reached out to our podcast guest, Dee Kivett, who is an experienced quality consultant and supply chain CEO.
What happened afterwards? Well, Kivett not only helped the guy with the certification process, she also offered to give him references to help them get contracts.
As what our Govcon Giant Miles said, “These are real people behind these keys. Like get in touch with them. Give them a call and team up.”
BE A PERSON OF SERVICE
“I get calls every single day for opportunities. Like every single day. Like every, every single day. And you know, it’s just a matter of how do you handle all of these stuffs? How do you manage it? What do you do with it? Right? I don’t even know what to do with all these stuffs that’s coming at us. So, but again, like I said, it starts, it stems from being a person of service. And that’s kind of where I lead and say, ‘Hey, listen to what we’re doing.’ And people come to you and they like, ‘Hey, I want to help.’”
It doesn’t help you to be greedy. A lot of people just want to take all of these things, win these contracts, and everything else but what else can it give, aside from money?
Why not lead by giving, by being a person of service? Instead of taking all the information for yourself, share it with others who can also benefit from it.
Just like what we’re doing here at GovCon Giants, if you’re just new in this marketplace, you can learn from our new educational platform, Govcon Edu, and from our different content ranging from podcasts, blogs, and videos, regardless of what platform you prefer.
You can also look for opportunities at our blog as we share sources sought and solicitation notices.
Most importantly, you can meet other contractors or consulting people like yourself and build a web of people who understands and relates to what you do.
Hence, the point of everything is giving and not asking for returns.
“The point of the story is give. You’re doing, I mean, you’re doing like I can’t say enough about what you do and what you’ve done. Like you said, you’re doing the same thing. That’s gonna take you leaps and balance. That’s gonna take you so far that, and I don’t know why people don’t realize that concept. I don’t know why it’s so hard to figure that out so team up.”
If you want to learn more about how to team up with others who do government contracts, then be sure to click the resources below. You can also visit the GovCon Giant website and other social media platforms or the new GovCon Edu where you learn everything about government contracting!
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