How many hats do you wear?
Sometimes I’m asked about my businesses. There’s McBride for Business, my strategy firm. There’s McBride Attorneys, my law firm. There’s www.RShawnMcBrideLive.com, my business for speakers. And I’m an author. So, it’s legitimate for people to ask me how it all fits together.
The answer is simple. I have one message but multiple ways of delivery, depending on what is most important to the client.
It took me a while to come up with this conceptual framework. Things evolved over time. In the beginning, I was an attorney. But then I started doing more and more speaking and business-related work, which didn’t fit under the umbrella of a law firm. It wasn’t legal work, so that prompted me to create McBride for Business.
As I continue to move and evolve, the businesses do too. But I still only have one core of unique knowledge: How do I help successful private business owners build companies that stand the test of time? Partnership agreements. Continuity planning. Whatever it takes. There’s one piece of knowledge, but I can deliver it in the way that’s most powerful and beneficial to the client.
This is a great lesson for all of us. Many of us wear many hats, especially as our careers evolve. We do multiple things, but how is everything connected? How does it drive value to the clients? If you conceptualize your business in terms of, “How do I service my clients?” then you will learn more and deliver better projects.
What’s your experience? How have you worked with others in the past? How are you driving value to your clients? Join us in the comments below.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.
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