A great myth about successful entrepreneurs is they do everything on their own. To a significant degree, entrepreneurs juggle many tasks by themselves and are self-motivated. They don’t live in a bubble. Great entrepreneurs know they must work with and learn from others to achieve lofty heights. Here are three people entrepreneurs benefit from knowing.
Influencers help shape people’s opinions. Wouldn’t they be helpful by influencing positive attitudes towards you and your business? A skilled influencer can make you and your enterprise look awesome. Developing a relationship with influencers should become a top priority.
Influencers come in many forms and perform their duties in varied ways. Bloggers, social media managers, review writers, and YouTube stars can all tell their audiences about you and your endeavors. The benefits these professionals deliver can prove helpful at any stage of a business’ operations. During the early days when the venture is getting off the ground, their advertisements can spread the word faster than almost anything else you can do. Influencers can help draw in those first customers when you need them the most.
Mentors tell you how to do things the right way. Trial and error often prove to be a great way to learn, but too many trials can lead to unfortunate and unnecessary errors. The guidance of a skilled mentor can assist with keeping you on the right track. There are many questions mentors can help with, and the experience of a good mentor can prove invaluable.
Connecting with a mentor with a mentor doesn’t need to be difficult. Look for mentors in professional organizations and networking events. Even hiring a mentor in the form of a business coach could be a good idea. No matter how you find a mentor, take advantage of the wisdom and guidance of a knowledgeable one.
Hobbyists who love their leisurely pursuits might seem like the opposites of entrepreneurs. Hobby time and work time, however, are more complementary than people think. Many professionals make a living with their chosen hobbies. And some hobbyists love to connect with others who share their passions. So, they meet a lot of people, making them very helpful with any networking goals.
If you know anyone who loves to golf, visits the local comic shop every week, hits the gym, or takes part in any regular activity, don’t dismiss the person’s value. The ways such a person could help you may be incalculable. And someday, you might need his/her help.
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Breaking taboo called FAILURE by talking openly about it, sharing my fail stories and lessons that I learned on my way back from hell. I had four successful companies that at one time all went bankrupt. You could say that I went from hero to zero. But I managed to survive! Down that road I became Fail Coach not by degree but by failing personally and professionally, learning from my failures and growing. If you are looking for a coach try not to find one with shiny diploma hanging on his wall but one that has personally gone to hell and back.