Most of my ventures have been with partners.
While I have made a decent amount of money, I can't seem to get to the next level.
Ultimately though, I realized that the reason I couldn't reach the next level is because I was dependent on other people to give me permission to make moves.
I needed one of my partners to be on board....
I realized having a partner was an excuse for procrastination and not achieving my real goals. I wasn't relying on myself. This is a pattern I've noticed in all aspects of my life. Its an underlying personality trait that I need to combat.
Take a look at yourself and think about whether you're doing the the same thing.
If you are, try just doing a project completely by yourself and do ask Permission from anybody else to do it. Don't ask for their opinions on it either.