108/365 – ” What kind of people do you like to work with? ”
In Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech, he talks about how successful freelancers need to have two out of three attributes: deliver work on time, do good work, and be likable.
But as someone that hires or invites other freelancers into projects, I have to ask myself – out of the three, which two do I want to prioritize?
Should I work with somebody that’s timely, pleasent but delivers mediocre work? Or would I rather work with someone that does amazing work, delivers on time but is a pain to deal with? Or is it better to bring on talent that does great work, is delightful to deal with but never delivers on time?
It’s a helpful frame to run through before starting any long term projects together!