Breakthroughs Happen In Groups
Studying the lives of the greats reveals an interesting pattern: geniuses often do their best creative work in groups.
Here's a secret: Da Vinci didn't paint every Da Vinci. He worked in a collaborative workshop. He often helped others with their paintings, and they helped him with his. He wrote in his journal that "drawing in company is much better than alone."
It wasn't just other artists that he collaborated with. He worked with people across disciplines to further his understanding. That included famous scientists, merchants, mathematicians, academics, etc..
And it wasn't just Leonardo...
Thomas Edison was known for midnight work parties with fellow inventors. The hours after midnight dinners were often the most creative, and led to some of his most productive experiments — he discovered recorded sound while working with his team after one of these midnight dinners.
William Randolph Hearst had a similar habit. All newspapermen worked together into the early morning, and spoke of this time as being their most creative and productive.
The Importance of Collaboration
Getting together isn't just a nice-to-have—it's a freakin' necessity for us entrepreneurs and creatives. Here's why:
Synergy and Inspiration: When we collide with other brilliant minds, magic happens. The collision of ideas, perspectives, and experiences ignites inspiration. It's like a brainstorming session on steroids.
Accountability and Support: We all know the struggle of facing creative blocks and self-doubt. But when we're part of a group, we become each other's cheerleaders and challengers. We push each other to break through those barriers, smash our goals, and become the best versions of ourselves.
Diverse Skillsets and Expertise: Remember that old saying, "Two heads are better than one"? Well, it's true! When we collaborate with folks from different backgrounds and fields, we also get to tap into their skills and expertise. It's like having your own personal Avengers squad, ready to conquer any creative challenge that comes your way.
The Local Hotspot
In the spirit of harnessing the power of collaboration, we have some exciting news to share with you - we're introducing a new addition to Movement Culture called The Local Hotspot. It's all about embracing the power of collaboration and bringing our community together.
We realized how important it was to have a physical space where our Movement Culture Community can meet, collaborate, and make new connections. So, we came up with the idea of organizing a rotating co-working meetup at "The Local Hotspot" of the week. The goal is to create an opportunity for entrepreneurs and creatives to step out of their houses to meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
We'll feature a new remote work spot in town in our newsletter each week and that'll be that weeks meetup spot.
Our very first Local Hotspot meetup will take place this Friday from 10 am to 12 pm at FRGMNT Coffee in the North Loop. It's a hidden gem that offers a productive and inspiring environment.
Shoot us a DM on Instagram to RSVP and we'll make sure to save you a spot.
Can't wait to see you there!