We started our discussion with the advice to hire your strengths and fire your weaknesses. The key takeaway was the importance of asking for help in the areas where you struggle most.
In our most recent post, we discussed one of the most common difficulties for business owners, which is financial management. We also touched base on a broad range of places to go for assistance to help support the financial side of your business and the important role that technology plays.
With all of that said, one of the best things you can do for your business is to become a people-person in your own way. Essentially, help IS people.
It’s your co-owners, co-workers, employees, contractors, and consultants who help you grow your business. As a team of one, there is only so much that you can accomplish. However, when you’re open to getting help in the areas you struggle with, it’ll take you far.
If you don’t consider yourself a people-person, think again. Consider these people your support network: your family, friends, and spouse. The people who are there for you through the ups and downs. Think about every person who has reached out—whether it be a project manager who helps organize all of your jobs, the person who built and manages your website, or the person who gave you advice on a new opportunity—each gave support to get you to where you are now.
Running a business means managing the job, sales, personnel, finances, uncertainty, stress, and most importantly, yourself.
Your support network is a powerful resource and source of strength that is critical to your success…don’t let them pass you by.