You have an inner passion. An idea that you want to try or something your keen to build. Maybe it’ll work, maybe it won’t. Thinking and planning will get you so far but you will hit points of limitation.
It’s these times that need a partner or team who you’re working with, here’s why:
1. It is harder to do anything alone.
Coming up with ideas and re-working failed attempts is tough, especially alone. Of all the small businesses not one I’m still actively working has been built by me — single handedly.
Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.
We’re naturally drawn to partnerships. To others.
2. The old saying that ‘opposites attract’ applies to many areas in life.
Working alone it’s you, and just you, making decisions. What you need is someone who you can disagree with — not argue — but have a mature difference in perception that achieves a balanced outcome.
3. The difficult, stressful times are shared.
Having every thought, worry and decision on your own shoulders is bad. It causes a self perpetuating cycle of stress — and often causes people to break down, unable to cope any further.
You learn to trust one another and a strong sense of trust is far more likely to achieve more. People who trust each other are free of constant worry. They value alternative opinion(s) and vision.
Work with people you disagree with. It’s harder, sure, but more rewarding and effective.
5. You achieve more.
Put simply — you get more done. Work is shared and the big tasks become small ones that amalgamate to form something of significance. It’s easier to grow and evolve. Most importantly is the natural state of everyone realising each others’ strengths and giving them the confidence to utilise them.
This list isn’t exhaustive. There’s also arguments for working alone but, in summary, great things are built from even greater connection. An idea or concept alone is just that — bringing it to life is the tough bit.