Do opposites really attract? Some may believe that working with a business partner who has different ideas and beliefs than your own will only create controversy and will slow down progress. However, we learn otherwise from nature: some of the most powerful natural phenomenons are created by opposite things attracting.
A tornado, capable of producing winds up to 300mph, altering landscapes, and moving anything that gets in the way, is one of these phenomenons created when opposites attract. Scientifically speaking, a tornado has the best chance to form when a warm air mass collides with a cold air front. When the two air masses come together, the warm air mass lifts into the sky, creating a powerful storm cloud, while the cold mass stays at ground level to create a rotating thundercloud, or supercell. When these conditions are met, the air surrounding this storm becomes very unstable. These two opposite air masses set the stage to create a powerful tornado. A tornado is actually more powerful when the two air masses are extreme opposites. The further apart the temperatures differentiate, the stronger the storm will become. Essentially, the more opposite these fronts are, the more unstoppable the storm.
Say you encounter a potential business partner who has different ideas, different strategies and different strengths than you. Many people would tend to avoid signing this person on as one of their team members – but what if you didn’t? What if you didn’t shy away from differences, and instead looked at the possibility of creating your own tornado.
Once you determine where your strengths are and where their strengths are, try to imagine working together with them as a team. Your strengths could fill in a place where they are lacking, just as their strengths could do the same for yours. When you work together, and let the power of opposites run its course, your partnership and your business will be unstoppable.
In the words of 5LINX Co-Founder Jeb Tyler, “5LINX is an unstoppable force. If you get in our way, we will RUN YOU OVER.” Become the unstoppable force by tapping into the power of opposites and watch your business take off.
PLEASE READ: Tornadoes are destructive forces that take the lives of many innocent people each year. We used the example of tornadoes in this post ONLY to show the positive benefits of when opposite-minded people attract. 5LINX strongly believes in aiding those who have been affected by a natural disaster, and we continually encourage all of our team members to consider donating to the Red Cross. Thank you.