I made myself a promise that I'd print my photos. These were made using Artifact Uprising. I surely plan to order another set. These happen to live at work. I need a separate set for the house. There's something about holding photos in your hand and being able to rearrange them.
While I'm here, this post is about sharing your plans. It's also about knowing who and when to share ideas of those plans.
While many of us have experience with it, if you're a creative and if you're any good, putting your stuff out there, then it's possible you've had someone steal your work. Maybe they've presented it as their own, maybe you mentioned an idea in passing and next thing you know, your idea was being churned out by someone else who had no authorization to do so.
I've had it happen to me. I've seen it happen to some of my closest friends in business as creatives. Things can be taken. That's the lesson.
We were having a conversation per our ususal on planning and who you're able to share things with. Who will successfully support your dream and not take it. That number is often very low. It's a shame. But it's the reality of business. It's the reality of the world.
I also believe this is where having the right people surrounding you is key. Sometimes, we meet amazing people and we can't see them as the blessings they are. I know I've missed out on some opportunities in the past because at the time I was too hurt to tell them my ideas much less ask them for help.
Asking for help is its own problem. What happens when we're met with a no? Or a yes and no follow through? I've learned if this is the case, we have to choose our team better. From the closest friend to our business associates, it matters.
My thoughts on sharing? Know the person. Watch them and how they do business. If you can form a friendship, mentorship, then do that. Get to know them. As you're working on your next big adventure, ask their thoughts. You're going to have to trust someone. There's no doubt about that but trust them to help you and do right by you and your plans. This goes for business, for love, for personal matters. Have people around you that will make you better, nourish your dream and also tell you when you've lost your absolute mind (but will also stick right by you).
Have people present who you don't have to think twice about sharing your dream with. No woman or man should have to walk the journey alone.
A not-so-quick thought for Monday.
Tell me, what are your rules for sharing plans? For sharing the good things happening in your life? Do you hold everything close? Do you choose to only share certain plans? Let me know your thoughts.