With the economy under such stress and financial concerns on the rise, it has become obvious that some of us need a change in stratekgy. It has become apparent that there is a rising need to have good partners to succeed. An not necessarily partners in the usual sense of the word. It has become a must to surround yourself with people who have the same commitment, the same goals, the same desires to succeed and the same vision. Seth Godin put is very well in Leadership is now the strongest marketing strategy when he says that "People want to connect and they want you to connect them."
The rules of the game of life are the same for everyone. However, some fall way below their means and believe that they can not win, some flat out fail and some people also win big. If the rules of the game are the same for everyon the what is the difference. It is the mindset of the people involved. If you can adjust the way you think or your mindset to a winning mode, you win at whatever game you choose to play. And you will find the there will be othere that want to become a part of your winning strategy.
When there is more than one player on the playing field, there is an exchange of resources as well as a sharing of principles and ideas. During this process the overall thinking becomes success thinking. With a certain amount of your own success, you then become a mentor or a leader to those looking for the road to travel on their journey to success. After all, wasn't it someone else who mentored you.