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TheProcess

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I've noticed that I can't work alone. I start thinking instead of doing. I start over analyzing every single decision and start doubting myself.

But when I work with others, or with a partner, everything is put into perspective. It's almost as though I don't want to let my partner down, or my partner's image of me down. A business partner keeps me accountable, and I work hard without over analyzing every decision.

Is anyone else like this?

I'm curious to understand why I'm like this. It isn't even just business. For school, for example, I'm 10 times more productive if I have a study buddy, if I head to the library with someone.

With some other things I'm different. When it comes to working out, for example, I'm very self-motivated and can work out every single day.
 

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I've noticed that I can't work alone. I start thinking instead of doing. I start over analyzing every single decision and start doubting myself.

But when I work with others, or with a partner, everything is put into perspective. It's almost as though I don't want to let my partner down, or my partner's image of me down. A business partner keeps me accountable, and I work hard without over analyzing every decision.

Is anyone else like this?

I'm curious to understand why I'm like this. It isn't even just business. For school, for example, I'm 10 times more productive if I have a study buddy, if I head to the library with someone.

With some other things I'm different. When it comes to working out, for example, I'm very self-motivated and can work out every single day.
I work better when I know I’m helping someone.
 

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Nothing to do with the post by my buddy always says..... I only drink when I'm alone or with someone else. lol This just made me think of him saying that...
 

TheProcess

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Nothing to do with the post by my buddy always says..... I only drink when I'm alone or with someone else. lol This just made me think of him saying that...
What do you think of the post? What do you think I can do to start grinding and working hard on my own?
 

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Nothing to do with the post by my buddy always says..... I only drink when I'm alone or with someone else. lol This just made me think of him saying that...
You story reminded me somehow of how one of my buddies used to say he never eats on an empty stomach.


In all seriousness though OP, I’m similar. My personal projects get put on the long finger (an Irish phrase). For me to put any urgency on them I have to think of the people I’m doing a disservice by not launching. It really helps if I speak to some of them and see them on video so I get to know them more than just an avatar.

If you think about the people you’re helping then you’ll get out of your own way. Check out the 700+ PMs thread linked to in my signature.
 

TheProcess

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I work better when I know I’m helping someone.
One of my buddies used to say he never eats on an empty stomach.


In all seriousness though OP, I’m similar. My own personal projects get put on the long finger (an Irish phrase). For me to put any urgency on them I have to think of the people I’m doing a disservice to by not completing them.
Hm okay.
 

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I work better alone, for all that I'm an extrovert.

But I'm really terrible at maintenance stuff; I'm absolute aces at setting up the dominoes though.

It's finally come to me that I NEED to hire someone who likes the maintenance, but not the project setup. Someone I can say, 'look, here's the spreadsheet for the marketing schedule, it's all loaded - make it drip out and answer any questions, okay?'

This person exists, I know. I just have to find them and make them do my bidding.
 

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I just have to find them and make them do my bidding.
You missed the evil laugh at the end?

Sounds like you need a VA, or evil minions.
 

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