In business, profit partners can be extremely valuable. The idea is to support each other’s business by referring new customers to one another in an effort to help each side thrive.
For example, let’s say you own a restaurant and become profit partners with a commercial cleaner. You trust the cleaner enough that you recommend their services to others in your personal and professional network. You are willing to support them and make an effort to help build their business. In return, the cleaner promotes your restaurant with their clients and even hosts their annual staff party at your place.
This same concept can work in homeschooling as well. For example, you determine that science is not a subject you feel confident in teaching your children. A homeschool mom within your local network loves science, studied it in college and used to work in the lab of a chemical company. The two of you decide that she will teach your kids along with hers the subject of science, including fun educational lab projects. You love organizing educational field trips, so in return, you agree to include the other mom’s kids in your field trip planning. As a result, both families benefit from the assistance and interests of each parent.
Both business and homeschooling can be overwhelming. We should never feel that we have to be an expert in all areas. Take a look at your network and partner with those who have expertise in areas you do not. There is a ton of value in helping each other thrive.
As the legendary Zig Ziglar used to teach, “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” I encourage you to give it a try.
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