[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]This week I have been spending most of my time building new programs from scratch. This creative process requires a surprising amount of energy. I have to stay dedicated to letting ideas evolve completely from a concept to a final product without any interruptions. I find when creating it is best to not let anyone else in on the process until I have extracted all of my creative juices. Isolation can be very important to the creative process.
This got me thinking about the power of collaboration and how that power can be very beneficial or destructive depending on the answers to the following questions: Who? When? What? If you surround yourself with positive, contribution minded people (who) you will benefit. If you ask these people for help after you have created your thoughts (when) you will benefit. If you look for advice that will improve on your thoughts (what) you will benefit.
While it is important to identify with the power of collaboration, we need to be aware that a single toxic person in our life has the power to steal our dreams. You know these people; they are the ones that always think your ideas are crazy or over reaching or not sensible in some way. These people can be well intentioned but still TOXIC. This is very true if you are at the edge of creating something new, since this is the stage at which your great ideas are the most fragile. So be picky when it comes to collaboration, make sure you choose the right people, and use them at the right time it can make all the difference in the world.
What will you create today? Be brave take a risk I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!