I generally say "no" to about 90% of collaboration opportunities. I have high functioning autism and I have my own systems, my own ways of doing things.
I also have a slight stutter and stammer when I'm tired or put on the spot.
I always turn down audio/video interviews. I get stage fright, frozen.
Until today. Today I am facing the fear and am being recorded, chatting with an award winning podcaster in my studio.
I also have other collaborative plans up my sleeve. It's time to let go of the Stage Fright.