“I think in life, often you are not prepared and the best way is to just amble in to things. I hate to say it, but sometimes it works. And I kind of did amble into this.” Victoria Bartlett, designer
Yesterday, I read a piece on Business of Fashion, where designer Victoria Bartlett talks about her company VPL (Visible Panty Line), and how she had joined forces with a business partner in order for it to come together. The article made me think about the way, I work – solo, but never alone.
When I became Gun for Hire – doing left-brain activities in the service of right-brained artists (concept under continuous development, I wondered if I would get lonely out there, working aaallll by myself…I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have to be very picky with my schedule or I will spend all of my time talking to other people, not having 5 minutes to stop and think about what I’m doing. I have never been busier in my entire life. Or been so satisfied in my professional life. From Day 2, I have entered into collaboration with a bunch of fine & dandy people, because I can’t and won’t do everything myself.
Point #1: Starting your own business does not free you from spending time with other people, quite the opposite. Unless you are a mole, living in a hole.