“Collaborate with people you can learn from” – – Pharrell
When you work with others to bring something new into the world, it is challenging. Doing something new can be scary, being outside your comfort zone can be unsettling. There is so much that you don’t know, so many new things to learn. When you are working with others you can’t always have your way (and probably shouldn’t!). Tensions emerge; disagreements and differences of opinion flare up. It gets hard.
Our formula for working together is 1+1 = Amazing. On your own you might be fine, but when collaborating with others you are, in fact, better. It’s a mindset. Take really different people, with different experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and perspectives. Share a passion. Envision a shared goal. Give freely without reservation. Leave your egos at the door. Remember you are not in competition with each other. Have fun together.
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