Around here we believe that when it comes to who you choose to work with, if it’s not a “hell yes”, it’s a “hell no”. Making sure that both parties are feeling that great connection and alignment is important to creating your best work & serving your people best. We believe it’s important to be upfront from the very beginning about your boundaries and expectations, and maintaining very clear work hours because at the end of the day, you need to understand that having time and space to recharge helps you show up for your clients as the best version of yourself, full of creative ideas and with lots of energy to put them in motion. 🤝💪🏼
Whew. That’s a lot, right? Well, to help you start setting these boundaries and achieving your big picture goals, here’s a few questions I ask myself to make sure that any deciding collaboration falls onto the “hell yes” end of the spectrum.
1.) Does this project get me excited? Do I see the potential for what this could do, look like, become, right off the bat? Does it challenge me? (And if so, is it a challenge I can take on in this season?)
2.) Will my time and creativity be used wisely for this project? (Or would it be better suited & utilized elsewhere?) Will I be able to still best show up for pending or ongoing collaborations I have if I take this new one on?
3.) How will I be able to serve the persons in which I am collaborating with? What strengths or weaknesses am I bringing to the table for this project? Are my strengths/weaknesses balanced and met appropriately with whomever I am stepping into a partnership with?
These questions can be applied to any creative collaboration whether that be hiring, outsourcing, on boarding clients/projects, collaborating with fellow industry friends, and the list goes on & on.
BUT good news is bottom line that we want to encourage is this ~ if it gets you pumped, dive on in. 🙌🏼🙌🏼