I remember the first time I ever heard the term…Battle buddies! It was about 5 years ago on a Skype call with my partner Justin. He was once enlisted in the military and he described it as something he was taught. When you went into battle, you always knew where your ‘battle buddy’ was. You were to look out for them and they would look out for you.
Fast forward and we can see how something like this can be a huge benefit in the business world.
Some folks might consider this finding a mentor but I’m willing to take it one step further.
Maybe we can call it an accountability partner that is 100% dedicated to your success and your goals. But it only works if you are just as invested in their business. Here’s my thinking;
A battle buddy as I understood was someone who had your back, no matter what. They were making sure you were safe and would go out of their way to help you in a pinch (or fire fight if we want to get really technical). Now I’m not for a second, comparing true military heroes to what we do online. But the idea is what counts…
You are fully invested into someone’s success and they are to yours. Every week, you meet on Monday, design a game plan to attack the work week ahead and then meet throughout to the week to see if you are on task. If you are not, your battle buddy holds you accountable.
He / she offers suggestions, a different point of view, ideas, comments but most importantly the favor is reciprocated. This is critical to the success of your relationship.
I’m a huge fans of teams and a bunch of like minded people getting together to for one common goal. However this is personal. This is two people, together and holding each other accountable!
I truly believe there is huge power in a relationship like this. I’ve had many ‘battle buddies’ over the years and it’s helped me a great deal.
The trick is to find someone you not only get a long with, but each of you, are dedicated to seeing each other succeed. That in itself, is a challenge. But I think it’s so worth it…
Who is your battle buddy?