Monday, March 2, 2009

Selecting Empowering Partnerships and Alliances


12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women
By Gail Meekin

Secret 8- Selecting Empowering Partnerships and Alliances

Carve out a niche for yourself and experiment.
“Hungry people make poor shoppers.” Never agree to an alliance out of desperation; wait or explore other options for yourself.

I think that is what I am doing. I am not exactly sure of the direction that I want to go. Until I do know I can use guides and build alliances but I do not think I am ready for a business partnership yet. Luckily I do not have to bring in an income right now. I do not have to rush into anything. I can experiment, investigate and learn.

Many of the women who have experienced collaborative disasters didn’t follow their intuition about the situation and redirect things in time.

This has recently happened to me. I have been collaborating with someone in the design field on a project. I did my part of the work, but was not paid on a timely basis. I stopped working on the project and have finally gotten paid two months later. I feel bad that the client has not gotten their project completed but I cannot work for free either. Time spent on this project also takes me away from creating and building my new business. If I follow my intuition it is screaming DO NOT WORK ON ANY FURTHER PROJECTS….. so my choice on the original project is bill the client directly or completely remove myself from the project, income and potential headache.
I suppose I should keep rereading the last sentence of this chapter:

Most of all, be true to yourself and link up with others only in good faith and sincerity.

2 comments:

Jamie Ridler said...

How wonderful that you're at a time when you can experiment and figure out what's right for you. May the learning be deep and serve you well.

etherealgraphics said...

Absolutely be true to yourself. In listening to that voice inside, for myself it helps if I practice removing the 'words' it whispers and meditate on the 'feeling' that washes over me in any given situation. Partnerships are very different from collaberative groups or social support.

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