Woodworkers are an interesting group. We tend to really enjoy our work and appreciate the skills of others, but sometimes our egos get in the way.
For example, we often struggle to figure things out for ourselves rather than admit that we could use a bit of guidance. In the process, we end up reinventing the wheel over and over. This is especially true when it comes to the business end of things.
It used to be harder to get help. We had to know someone, such as a competitor who wasn’t so willing to share his tricks. Now we have the Internet.
I’m in the habit of going to directly to the computer whenever I’m stumped. It could be for a woodworking question, business advice or tips on getting my email to work. I can usually find the answer.
Now, all we have to do is ask.