There are about 5 different types of professionals / artists I’d like to collaborate with, in order to do all the things I want to do.
But I know I can’t go out with the express purpose of finding them. My eyes are open, but something is lost when you’re top goal oriented like this.
It’s like going out with the express purpose of finding a girl friend. It’s too business-like.
How two people meet, whether it’s business or romantic, is best when it’s unassuming, there’s not pretense, and it’s self-evident that you like each other / get value from each other.
This is a message for those who are inspired by others online. Reach out to them. Tell them how you’re inspired by their work. Your authentic interest in their work is more valuable to them than you can know. They may just need your skill sets too.