One of the best things about being a freelance writer is that I get to meet all kinds of different people. And recently, I’ve been meeting some pretty great ones.
In the last couple weeks, I’ve had coffee with three local graphic designers, all of whom are doing incredible, inspired work for their clients—each with their own style and specialty.
I’ve met local business owners who are chomping at the bit to get their products and services out into the world, eager for some direction on content and marketing.
And doing interviews for articles, I’ve spoken with restaurateurs, technology experts, Ivy League professors, woodworkers, musicians, and wine makers. How cool is that?
In addition to just how fun that all is, there’s also a valuable lesson I re-learn every time I sit down with one of these folks: humility.
No matter what you consider yourself an “expert” in, the simple truth is that every one of us has a lot to learn from the people around us.
Cross-pollination is good. Sharing ideas makes new ideas spark. And supporting one another’s ambition and chutzpah is what it’s all about.
What can you do this week to gain a new perspective?