I was surprised to learn that Beyoncé’s Lemonade is credited with 72 writers. Yup, it took 72 different writers to get that album created. I can only guess how many additional folks it took as well: producers; technicians; marketing/distribution experts; and I’m sure many others that I can’t even imagine!
At face value, Beyoncé is the creative star and there is indeed a creative genius she brings to the table. And yet, it is easy to forget (or to never even realize) what it really took to make that album happen. To the general public, it came out of nowhere, and was an instant overnight success.
A few years ago, Reid Tracy, the president of Hay House publishing told me, “Your basic ‘overnight’ sensation actually took a decade to create.”
Think about that!
This was such a great reminder to me that it really does take a village to get something created. It takes more than just YOU to make something real.
While it might seem like there is only one “star” attached to a song, or TV show, or film, for instance, there is actually always a very large “behind the scenes” team in place to make it all possible.
If you’re anything like me, I can come up with a dozen different creative ideas in any given day, and most get stopped in their tracks because I couldn’t possibly execute the required tasks by myself.
For me, I’m truly blessed to be in business with my life partner, Chuck. Prior to joining business forces, Chuck was a TV producer for soap operas and talk shows. He knows how to get things done. I talk a lot about Chuck in my workshops and events, and most people end up saying something like, “I need a Chuck! I need someone to produce me!”
Here’s the deal… I believe that we all do “need a Chuck…” In other words, we all should be surrounding ourselves with the perfect allies that can help and support us. Trust me, it just goes way better.
I just finished reading a great article about this topic in my most favorite magazine, Fast Company. It says it beautifully! You must check it out.
It’s a quick 6-minute read, and I wanted to share it with you. It does a great job explaining
Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone.
More to come-