I learned this secret over time. At first I didn’t believe it – or maybe I just thought I could do everything myself, gosh darnit.
When I first started out, I often felt like it was just me back here behind the computer screen. I was a loner, a rebel! Out on my own with nothin’ but my ideas and a selfie stick – ewww kidding! I’ll never own a selfie stick… unless someone gets one for me, then I guess I’ll try it.
But the truth was, collaborations were happening all the time. It was never just me. And the best, most fulfilling, most exciting projects I’ve ever done have been collaborations. Remember Eat Drink Create? It’s Business Time? Ah! The best.
Sure, you can accomplish a whole hell of a lot on your own. But the real magic happens when you team up with the right people. Note: very important to find the right people to collab with. Those who share your vision, your work ethic, and dreams of starting a rap duo. That always helps ;)
Secret bottom line? Your best, most scary-exciting ideas will probably require other people. While sometimes, from the outside, it seems like creative biz owners are simply logging in and killin’ it all on their own. The truth is, there’s probably a whole team behind them. Pushing them, creating content, and sharing their zones of genius.
So don’t be afraid to reach out to that person about your collaboration idea. Or finally hire an assistant to help you send out all those orders. It can be scary to branch out and bring others on board. I mean, our businesses are important to us! We’ve worked so hard! But trust that urge to grow.
Don’t work in a vacuum. Go find your team. They’re probably looking for you, too!
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