With all the workshop prep I've been doing lately I've had a lot of time to think and something I read about recently was Abundance Mentality. It's all about collaboration and how sharing ideas begets new ideas. Rather than working with the fear of having ideas or work copied or stolen, or the reverse belief that we might not have something to contribute, knowing that collaborating and sharing ideas makes connections in our brains so that we get more ideas and experience more success. That old adage that a group or a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I am definitely believer in this as I have experienced it first hand over and over again. It's such a great experience to succeed as a group and to be involved in something that is so much bigger than me. And yet I still need to work in plenty of solitude to let my ideas ruminate. I wonder, does anyone else feel this way?
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