But the problem with doing it yourself?
Not only do you have the burden of added workload, but you also might (unwittingly) make mistakes- and dig a deeper hole for yourself. Before you know it? You've wasted months- even years- going in the wrong direction. Just consulting a colleague or finding somebody to share the burden with would have saved you all the stress to begin with! Having a "team-mate" to bounce ideas off is awesome for the following reasons:
1) Shared workload. If you have a project or task that you want to manage by yourself, that's more work for you. Plus more time spent working away on it, and (often) more stress than it's worth! Joining forces gets the task done quicker, for less individual effort.
2) Pairing of the minds. Do you remember being assigned to group projects at school or uni and brainstorming? Remember how you'd suggest an idea you thought was great to begin with- but then somebody would ad to that idea and suggest something you would never have thought up, but you realised it'd just taken your flash of inspiration to a whole other level? You might have finished your studies years ago, but the principle is still the same! Especially if you work in a creative field, finding a running mate to bounce ideas off is a proven formula for generating even greater services or products than what you might have come up with by yourself.
3) Accountability. Having somebody who knows every step of a project or task you're undertaking- and working alongside you on it- helps to keep you accountable for what needs to be done and not to take the easy path. When you're lacking fresh inspiration, it can be quite tempting to backslide and make excuses. But with someone to join you in your quest, your chances of doing a consistently solid job and maintaining your schedule is much greater. Think of it like a gym parter, except in this case you're strengthening your financial and creative muscle!
4) The 'me too'. It's reassuring to feel like somebody else understands what you're going through. We're all looking for connections in a world where despite instant access to information and easy connection with one another via mobile technology and the internet, it's easier than ever before just to "go it alone". Don't let anxiety or stress or that feeling that "nobody understands me!" hijack your progress.
5) The relationships you build. Having a running mate and a creative partner is how great relationships are made, where you both benefit from each others' talents and abilities. Building personal and business success is rewarding in its' own right- but when you develop solid friendships and positive professional relationships along the way, the whole experience is much more rewarding. Because after all, isn't that one of the treasures of life?
For valuable further reading, I suggest taking a look at Napoleon Hill's 'Mastermind' theory from his 1937 classic 'Think and Grow Rich'. In the meantime, don't let yourself get bogged down feeling as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders- find a positive, motivated running mate who's eager to help you get the job done. Remember: two heads are better than one!