Have you ever asked yourself this question or do you just believe in things, which exist since you where born without trying to get to the bottom of these things and their existance?
Yes, these 3 things exist since mankind, but are they desirable for the creative, innovative, smart business human 4.0 in 2017?
I think NO, they are not.
The human business person 4.0 in 2017 should be able to get love, sex, friendship and business partners without paying for it and get addicted from it. This opinion should be normal, especially in times of free social media interactions, startups, creativity and accepted hipster movement worldwide, but on the other side people don't have the time anymore to create strong business relations worldwide or find their love and so they are willing to pay for. This is sad to see.
I am convinced, that you can't buy friendship and love. It's more about your personality and being a smart human being, knowing people and business partners worldwide and making business active together.
I have learned during the last business years, that personal, strong relations are the best in the world and absolutely not for sale.
On the other hand some freaks exist, who are unable to catch a girlfriend, so they go to a bordello or they are unable to make friendships and business relations, and so you pay for a membership of getting friends and business partners in an exclusive business network.
It's the same thing with franchise systems, which are just something - in my personal opinion - for uncreative entrepreneurs, who make their contract to get entrepreneurial slavery. You take all the risk as an entrepreneur and pay for it, to be an entrepreneur. If you are successful, the franchise owner wins 80%, if you loose, you loose anyway, so why to be then an entrepreneur, if you can't win and think big?
In business networks you pay for business friends, you pay for collaboration, you pay for partnership, you pay for being active, you pay for meetings and also for being an entrepreneur. But maybe you forgot, that all these things are normally priceless, if you have business relations as a human being 4.0 in 2017.
Ok, this sounds maybe hard and arrogant for you, but think about it and take you time for this topic, which I just want to tease here a bit for a bigger discussion.
I think the franchise systems of the 60,70,80 and 90ties are dead in times of venture capital and startups, which are the new gold-rush and dawn. You don't need them anymore, because you have the power inside of yourself with all your experience to find the right relations. You get always the clients you deserve, if you are active, human and not shy. So don't be shy, then you do't have to pay. :-p :-)
So why this article ?
Maybe because I think, that the normal things get more and more forgotten sometimes in our fast business world.
Yes, if you are an Alpha Animal, I didn't told you now something new with this article, because we Alphas have the Mojo to have many relations worldwide, because we are creative and smart, but there are also a lot of other entrepreneurs outside, which should be encouraged to do their own thing, without franchise and without networks you have to pay for. Never pay for friends or business partners.
A network should be a strong society of colorful, smart people worldwide, who are pro-active and want to move something together, like startups do.
It has more value to have encouraged and active people, than people, paying for friendship and business relations, because they all expect something, because they payed for it and by this, they get lazy in interaction and collaboration.
Being connected with active, global entrepreneurs is a great thing for exchange and moving business together, but for this, you don't have to pay for. You just have to be yourself and just do it. It's the same with my last article about digital transformation, just do it, without evangelizing. Evangelizing costs you to much time to move fast forward.
OK, evangelizing can encourage people, yes, but on the other hand every business case and product is different from that a successor talks about, so focus on yourself to create the next big thing. All this success stories are nice to hear, but I knew no one, who became the next Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, etc pp. by copying their biography and tips. They are all alpha animals with their own MOJO inside, their own ideas and experiences and this MOJO you can't buy or learn, it comes from inside, if you never give up learning and reflecting things.
So drop me a line, if you have similar experiences or ideas and have a great weekend with your real friends and self inspiration.
Greetings from Vienna,
Mr. Breadhunter, the Headhunter, with the real network of friends worldwide. ;-)
Thomas Zahlten is