ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 5 Things Batman v Superman Can Teach Us About Business Partnerships
Did anyone else go see Batman v Superman? Anybody else hate it like I did? Granted, there were good parts, like Batman asking Superman, "Do you bleed?"
Oh, and when Gal Gadot showed up as Wonder Woman and TOTALLY KILLED IT in that outfit. I also really liked the part where Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman all started working together. I thought, Dang! There are some things we can learn from this movie to apply to our biz partnerships!
Can I share with you what I learned?
1) EVERYONE OPERATES DIFFERENTLY.
Just like Batman and Superman had different methods of dealing with certain situations, you and your biz partners will almost always go about things differently.
Learning to accept the way you each process and complete tasks can improve your relationships exponentially.
No need to start a city-wide battle over your disagreements (but you can go ahead and get a Batmobile made for yourself; those are freaking awesome).
2) FREAKING SHARE.
When it comes to opportunities, resources, triumphs, failures, finances, and new ideas, you should be sharing all this with your partner.
Your partner is there for a reason, and you chose that person to be your partner for a reason, so open up and allow them to make you better.
Iron sharpens iron. If you don't open up, you'll both suffer alone with your new ideas and skills and dreams...and we all know what it's like to hold our dreams inside!
3) KEEP YOUR FIGHTS PRIVATE.
Speaking of battles, when there is a disagreement, don't air it all over the city!
Er...social media, I mean.
Handle your problems with each other like grown ass women, and talk about what's really wrong. You know how they always say there's a root to every problem?
Well, if your partner comes in the office and starts freaking out that you drank the last coke, it's probably not about the coke at all.
Dig deeper than the surface and find out what's really bothering them, then work them out like adults.
4) ALWAYS HAVE EACH OTHER'S BACKS.
Don't wait till your mother has the same name, and choose to finally support each other... Start a partnership with someone you can depend on and be comfortable around.
If they turn on you at the smallest of kinks, they aren't exactly a great partner, are they?
5) THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS.
Ever wonder WHY people partner up for endeavors or giant ventures? Do you ever feel like so and so would have so much more control over their situation if they'd just gone it alone?
Well, think about it this way: what if the North decided to fight the battle against the South with just one person? There is power in numbers. You can't win wars - or settle some business deals - without an army.
Rather, without a partner. Lots of it comes down to who is beside you. How will you succeed with someone who enables your passions and supports your dreams?
I can tell you I do big things with my biz babes beside me. Much bigger than I ever would have if I was all alone!
TELL ME WHAT YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE THIS YEAR IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
Allie Williams is a self-made entrepreneur living in Alaska with her husband Justin (yup, the same Justin who created SuperTangent!), daughter Diana, and PlayStation 4 whose name is Albert. She loves gaming, working, and shoving people into the snow every chance she gets. Allie is a virtual assistant who teaches other women to be virtual assistants too so they can stay at home and name their PlayStations.