I was reading a passage from the Bible the other day, Nehemiah 3. To most, it's a simple passage about a bunch of people coming together to build a wall. Something about it, though, resonated with me. It harps on the idea that you shouldn't undervalue the power of teamwork. This is something I have to remind myself of everyday as I'm the type of person that doesn't mind and takes pleasure from learning things on my own. A few things have made me this way.
1. Ever since my first corporate job, I was pretty much thrown to the wolves and told "Just figure it out". Bosses are notorious for that. Bad bosses are, anyway. Forced to "figure it out", I was empowered to be a lone wolf; 2. When you're writing a book, you're on an island. It's just you and the pages. People can root you on sure, but they can't write those words for you; 3. I've been in multiple situations where others have tried to unjustly take credit for something in my life they had a part of. That really upsets me, especially when those are the same people you reached out for help initially and got nada in return; 4. I have trust issues after being burned aplenty. My circle is pretty tight. Having a tight circle means you don't ask a lot of people for help.
But, teamwork, it's huge. You can do so much more as a group than you can as just one person. I wouldn't have nearly as much success from marketing if it hadn't been for my wife. So thankful that she believes in me enough to have my back. People are in your life for a reason: To build you up, to give you love, and to help you accomplish things faster than you would have on your own. Teamwork is vital which brings me to a decision that I made not even two hours ago: At midnight tonight and for the forseeable future, my book Legacy: G.L.O.W. will be free on Kindle! I want to build a good team and I think you start by building trust. What better way to build that trust than to offer a product people can experience for free? So, if you haven't gotten a chance to read my work yet for whatever reason, I hope you will now: http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-G-L-O-W-Phillip-McSween-ebook/dp/B00M47QNDU/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429500268&sr=1-1&keywords=phillip+mcsween. Thanks so much for all the love so far.
Once you purchase...excuse me, once you DOWNLOAD (for free), check out the Legacy: G.L.O.W. Facebook page, leave a post, and I will be beyond happy to shout you out. Here goes nothing...P.S.--To all the people that have supported me thus far, thanks for being a part of the team!