Who do you take advice from when it comes to your business?
Do you listen to your partner? Do you take on board what your friends tell you?
I’ve found that over the years EVERYONE wants to put their two cents worth in about your business – even though they have NO financial interest in your business whatsoever!
Some people think that it’s their god given right to give you their OPINION about YOUR BUSINESS.
The worst ones are the people that have NEVER owned a business before, they have NEVER employed staff before, they have NEVER invested their hard earned money in a business.
I used to take it all on board from everyone that told me things. I soon realized that nearly all of their FREE advice was crap!
Your friend that works part time as a receptionist wants to give you advice on your marketing.
Your parents that have worked for other people their entire careers want to give you advice on what you should be doing to attract clients to your business.
Your partner tells you what he would do with your staff if he had the opportunity to, it probably includes yelling at them using more swear words than normal words!
When have any of them ever invested their money and their time into their own business? NEVER! So why would you listen to their advice?
They have no idea what you are going through or how hard it is on a day to day basis to motivate your staff, keep the clients happy and still make a few dollars to pay for everything.
Sometimes we do want to get our partners thoughts on something, but I know that for myself, I’ve already really made the decision, I just want to have someone back me up and listen to me talk about it out loud instead of in my head.
I know that at the end of the day, it’s my money, my name and my business on the line here, so it’s ultimately MY decision about everything to do with my business.
I know that I used to find it hard to talk to people about my business because after all, who CAN you TRUST?
I hired a business coach to help me because I knew that was what I needed to give myself direction and take things to the next level.
I knew that if I was PAYING for advice that it would be damn good advice, and it was. There is a BIG difference between your friends and family’s advice over a mentor’s advice!
I still have a mentor now at this level in business and I believe that no matter how successful you are, you always need to have that person there for you, that gets you and understands EXACTLY what you are going through so that they can help you be the very best that you possibly can be in your business!
They are there to back you 100% and lead you in the right direction.
I know that if I hadn't invested in my education and in myself, there is no way that my businesses would be as successful as they are and I definitely would not be sitting here today writing this to you.
Trust your gut instinct. Do what YOU think is best for YOUR business.
You know you must do whatever it takes to get there, especially investing in yourself and PAYING for the help that you need.
Trust me, it makes ALL the difference.
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