I had a very inspiring and motivating conversation yesterday with one of my very best friends who also happens to be a creative like me. We talked about a lot of things, mostly just catching each other up on things that have been going on and projects each of us are working on. We talked about some our plans for next year as well. Essentially we had a strategy meeting and bounced ideas and things off each other.
When we got around to talking about the things I have in the works I expressed some frustrations for some of the things that I feel aren’t working effectively enough. I explained how I was trying to do all of the things that needed to be done myself and one thing being marketing when marketing is the thing that I am the least good at doing. I just don’t have the kind of money necessary to outsource certain things so if I have two options, do none of the things that I want to do or try and figure out how to do them on my own.
She made a very powerful statement that I have now written down and pinned on my bulletin board. She said for me to do what I am equipped to do and let other people what I am not equipped to do. Essentially, that everyone should be living in their greatness and being the best version of themselves that they can be. She made a suggestion that I go to a local community college and see if there are any business students and get an intern to deal with the marketing side of things that they can then use for class credit. I had never ever thought of that. It was like new life was breathed into my dreams and where the hope had began to fade I was excited again.
I got to thinking why is it that we try to do everything ourselves. It is humanly impossible for us to be everything in every aspect of our lives. As much as it is glamorized that we can have it all that does not mean that we can do it all. We can’t possibly cover every area of our businesses in the building of our dreams all by ourselves, nor should we even try to. There is a reason why people have teams that they work with. It’s because building up a dream is going to take a team effort.
What we can do all ourselves is to build up the most effective team around us. A team that’s going to be able to excel in their areas of expertise and in what they’re good at in order for us to be able to excel and exceed in our own greatness. We are only great when we are the best versions of ourselves. We can’t be the best version of ourselves if we constantly try to go it alone. Use your skills to build a team of people around you who excel in the skills that you don’t have and then let everyone on your team stand in their greatness so that you can be able to stand in yours.
Until next time… #BeMindful #BeBold #BeGreat
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