Great question, but I'm surprised at the responses.
You can always go to the path of least resistance and that is certainly competing by yourself. Hard to have a disagreement with yourself after all
You can decide to get new people interested, but that can take a lot of time and they may get turned off. Or even decide to form their own team once "trained".
OR you can look at that person setup next to you at a comp. 3EyzBBQ is comprised of Mutha Chicken BBQ, Big Ugly's BBQ and some guy on the west coast (Thom I think
). I have also had probably 10 others cook with me at any given comp. The reason's vary. Maybe one guy has more money than time, the other? more time than money, maybe one guy wants to learn, maybe..... you get the point. Look for the paths that cross and that can hold a team together. This isn't always easy, but man is it nice to have skilled people on your team.
Hope that helps
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