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There were three spirit animals for this quiz.
They say that the platypus is God’s ‘joke animal’ but I disagree.
A platypus is an eclectic mixture of interesting traits from all over the animal kingdom. This semi-aquatic mammal has a duck’s bill, a beaver-like tail, has water-proof otter-like fur and webbed feet. It also is one of only 2 mammals that lay eggs rather than giving birth to live young. (the other animal is an echidna, I know you were wondering). The back foot ankle spur of a male platypus contains a venom that is powerful enough to kill small animals and causes humans severe pain.
All that to say the platypus is pretty darn unique – and you are marketing your business in the same way. There is nothing ‘traditional’ in your marketing plan, or possibly your lack thereof.
Wolves are strong, beautiful animals. They are fierce when necessary to hunt and protect, but they are also smart, loving and playful.
While lone wolves prefer to work, act, or live alone and seem to survive, they tend to hunt smaller game and live off small animals such as rodents due to the fact that they have to hunt on their own.
Wolves are made to live and travel in packs. Living in a pack not only facilitates the raising and feeding of pups, coordinated and collaborative hunting of larger game, and the defense of territory, it also allows for the formation of many unique emotional bonds between pack members, the foundation for cooperative living. Wolves care for each other as individuals.
In business terms, doing it yourself all the time or hiring out bits and pieces of your marketing is not always the better way. While your ‘lone wolf style’ may be bringing you success now – the possibilities really open up when you bring in pack members with whom you form a bond of trust and friendship. You may benefit from having a strong marketing team to support you in your hunt for business growth.
Bees are often used as shining examples of teamwork in the animal kingdom. A hive of honeybees can consist of up to 60,000 bees. Each bee has a specific job that contributes to the overall success of the hive.
The Queen Bee is the heart and soul of the honeybee colony. She is the reason for nearly everything the rest of the colony does. The queen's two primary purposes are to produce chemical scents that help regulate the unity of the colony and to lay lots of eggs.
You understand that structure and delegation of work is critical to productivity. You know that in your business – YOU are the Queen Bee and the health of your business (or your hive) relies on you doing only the core tasks that you were designed to do. Delegating the marketing and business tasks that do not fit with your passion and is critical to your business growth.
Like a hive, you know when your business is not producing the way it should, when you are consistently being diverted away from your core responsibilities, it is not as healthy as it should be. There may be a need for a change in your own perspective, or it might be time to look at creating a new hive, surrounded by the support you need to truly thrive.