We get some pretty interesting things in our Facebook news feeds, don’t we? This one was at the top when I logged in first thing this morning and it got me thinking about how important it is to work together, especially when you’re doing something difficult like starting a new business.
I’ll admit, I’ve let my pride and control freak-edness get in my way on more than one occasion. I was convinced that going it alone was far better than involving others. “It’ll just take more time,” I told myself. “You’re perfectly capable of doing everything on your own,” my ego said. “If you fail, you’ll be the only one to know about it,” my pride added. But guess what happened…I may have gone fast, but I didn’t go far.
You may not have the benefit of an amazing business partner like I did (and I’m certainly not suggesting you go find one…it’s like a marriage, only you spend more time together and it’s more stressful), but you can benefit from the larger community of like-minded people who share your common dreams and goals: other entrepreneurs.
This photo with the African Proverb led me down a train of thought that ended this afternoon when I created a Meetup Group for us Web Startup Entrepreneurs. It’s called Web Startup 101 and you can find it here: http://www.meetup.com/Web-Startup-101/. Please join me in the group so you’ll be notified when we have our first meetup (and it’ll make me feel really happy if you join!).
As of right now, the only event I have posted is my next workshop that’s on March 14th. As soon as the Meetup Group has some members, I’ll schedule an event for us to get together.
Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of your lives!