The inches are all around us, Pacino’s awe-inspiring team talk to his football team in Any Given Sunday, his point is that the “bits” we need to win are all around us.
I’d prefer to frame it as move forward rather than win in the context of coworking – but go with me on this!
To drag the film analogies out a little bit more…..
When you tell people you are ‘in business’ they probably think of Glen Garry Glen Ross or Wolf of Wall Street. In reality most people run a business made up of teams of 5 – 10 people, don’t swear so much and don’t have personalised number plates.
The number of freelancers in Europe and the USA seems to go up by a ‘few million’ every other day – I am reluctant to quote a statistic because 67% of statistics are made up on the spot – but trust me – there are a lot of people freelancing both in London and the USA.
So what about these inches?
So those inches, they are all around us, in our coworking spaces – the developer, the designer, the translator, the photographer, the programmer, the PR dude.
And very often we go outside of our space to ask for help or google it because we are too shy / proud / scared / confused / busy to ask the people next to us.
Prompt and Watchful
We need to be prompt, watchful and aware of what is going on both inside us and around us – this is how we spot how we can help people and how we allow them to spot how to help us.
So that might sound odd, ‘allow them to spot how to help us’ – but it is easy to spend so much time telling people how great everything is going and how exciting our projects are that we appear invincible. It is almost as though we like to appear as if we have everything together or are completely falling apart – being somewhere in the middle and having everything ticking over and breathing normally is just so, er, normal.
Go out today and embrace your fellow coworkers! There are so many inches Al Pacino would like you to discover about each other – or something like that anyway.