A very common curse since the dawn of entrepreneurs is learning to ask for help. There’s many reasons for this and most of the reasons are good.
- Entrepreneurs tend to have an over abundance of confidence in their abilities to solve problems and overcome obstacles.
- Entrepreneurs like to go it alone.
- Entrepreneurs more often than not think big and go big when building on a new business idea.
- Entrepreneurs are willing to fight the good fight and are used to winning.
These are awesome attributes to call upon when your business is growing, you’re adding market share, building your team and taking on business challenges. However, where these attributes often play against you might be when your business model is slipping, your market is shifting or you’ve made some questionable decisions that are hurting your financials.
Taking on these challenges is often hard enough as it is and the last thing you want to do is admit that you’re in trouble or possibly made a questionable business assumption when you executed your growth plan.
Often we wrongly think that nobody would understand our unique situation, but that’s simply not true. One thing you can count on is the fact that there are countless entrepreneur’s out there that have been in similar situations and would completely understand your predicament. And if they were available for consultation they could for sure make some great recommendations or be able to give you some valuable advice that could turn your situation around for the better.
If you’ve approached your friends and immediate network and have failed to find someone to talk to then it might be a good idea to seek out an entrepreneurs organization, a reputable business mentor or an experienced business coach & consultant.
Building a business is never an easy thing and most entrepreneurs will admit that it was a bumpy, wild ride to get where they are. They will also admit that they have no regrets and would do it all over again and again. What they won’t say is that they achieved their massive success all by themselves and did it without any help from anyone.
Be the smart entrepreneur and build a great network of experienced advisors to help smooth out your entrepreneurial journey and reach your balanced and profitable business life.
Dominic Kotarski is a Business Consultant and Master Coach. He is the author of the international best seller “The Making”. He writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos HERE