Networking is about meeting people.

It’s only natural that once you’ve developed a strong network, you’ll want to leverage it and work with other individuals on a team effort in the future. To that end, we’ve gathered some inspiring words that we hope will light a fire for you and get those collaborative juices flowing.

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”Amy Poehler

“Working with others is, in my mind, the future of business. You have a larger audience, more ideas, shared risk, shared workload and you will be getting a portion of something greater than had you done it alone.”Seth Nichol

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”Henry Ford

“No individual can win a game by himself.” – Pelé

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”Peter Drucker

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”Reid Hoffman

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”Isaac Newton

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”Babe Ruth

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”Mark Twain

“It takes two flints to make a fire.”Louisa May Alcott

Learn more about Pagoda Business Network online at pagodabusinessassociation.com and more about Smith Enterprises Consulting LLC at smithenterprisescorp.com. We’d love to welcome you to a meeting or to help with your business.