I am a loner. I've always been a loner. I actually prefer to work alone. Why? Because teams are often unpredictable and my Taurean nature thrives on being in control of the outcome. Teams also mean dealing with different personalities and attitudes and politics and a bunch of other stuff that can stall productivity.
However teams also mean you get different thoughts, opinions and ideas which are critical for lasting success. While I might think I am the best thing since sliced bread it's always good to have another perspective. Case and point: I have done the majority of the work for publishing my book on my own however I did enlist two pre-readers and I paid a professional editor to do line by line editing of my manuscript. And I have NO REGRETS!!
I've read my story, What Was Missing at least ten times and each time I found a minor error or something that didn't sound right. I realized I needed another pair of eyes to take a look at the story and the feedback has been nothing short of amazing! I'm making changes based on their suggestions and it is really strengthening the story. Letting go and allowing others to help me on this journey has been such a great feeling.
The moral of the story: Even if you are a solopreneur, it is okay to admit that you need help from time to time. It will not only help expand your thinking but it can result in a better product.
Writer. Reader. Designer. Creative Spirit.
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”