You may not be the type of artist who enjoys to working alone or you may feel like you need to partner with a like-minded creative in order to fulfill your creative or professional goals.
It’s not that partnering is a bad thing — in business ventures — but when it comes to your creativity and your art I urge you to learn to trust your own instincts and invest in the time to work alone so you can develop, move, grow, experiment, fail, and succeed by yourself, and at your own pace, before you hitch your horse to somebody else’s wagon or their hooking to yours.
While there are benefits to working with a partner — inspiration, healthy competition, brainstorming opportunities, a share of the workload and costs —Partnering with a fellow creative out of fear, insecurity, lack of motivation or some twisted sense of obligation can significantly hamper your process and creative self-esteem. Partnering up before you know who you are artistically, before you can stand on your own inspired two feet, before you are confident in your technical skills and creative vision can be a disaster.
All partnerships require compromise – in spades. So what would motivate you to willingly compromise your creativity and inspired passion, the very essence of your being? It’s not that it’s wrong, it’s just food for thought . . .
In your heart you already know what you want to do. You know what you have to do to get started. You are already well aware of what you need to do to succeed. Understand that no amount of partners can lift you and take you where you cannot already go alone.
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