It is so important to find the right team!
The trusted professionals that you can rely on time and time again. We are not suggesting sticking to the same individuals for every project and scenario, but it is important to have a database of people to call upon. A database of people that are reliable, talented and that you enjoy working with. We love what we do, right? so it's important to try and surround yourself with likeminded passionate people that aren't going to turn our jobs sour.
There are specialists in everything! Don't be hesitant to outsource and get specialists involved, whether that be for Special FX, Makeup, Camera Operator, Location Scout, anything and everything. Your end product can be significantly improved by having more brains involved. People that specialise in roles rather than being jack's of all trades, should know more than you on these elements and therefore bring great value.
Find a team of individual strengths, build a relationship with them, practice working with them and then treat them as you would expect to be treated. Scratch their back when they scratch yours and you'll create amazing work and have a lot of fun while doing it.