Sole Contractors Know This -- Having Good Backup Is Key!
Freedom In Flying Solo
When I first started contracting some nine years ago, there was this great sense of liberation in being solo. I felt like a mercenary who showed up with is own shield and sword, a laptop and my intellect, to fight for hire. I no longer cared about my "title" or about "promotions". The sense of freedom, even if it was just in my head, was extremely liberating.
Sometimes We Can't Do It All
There were a few projects I had, though, were I wished I had the old support network I had when I was back with Pivotal. Back in those days I could have walked over to the Support Team to ask questions or call on the Technical Writing Team to point me to an exact location in the documentation to help me; but, as a sole contractor those days were gone. Along with all that freedom I loved was also this need to be completely self reliant.
Where Is My Go To Expert Nowadays?
Things have sure changed now that I am a partner in a firm of individuals focused on the same skill sets. Although I would consider myself an expert in CRM, I am now with a team of experts. If something is not known to me about Microsoft Dynamics CRM, I can get an answer to my question in minutes now. And although I still consider myself pretty self-reliant, the knowledge that I have these other experts just a call away gives me a sense of empowerment that I have not felt in long time.
Do you have a network of experts that you can call on for help?