As your business starts to shift into new stages of growth, it’s natural to feel uneasy and even question whether you’re spending your time on the right things. From how you spend your time to what you begin to pass on to others, there are a lot of decisions to make every day. The sooner you accept that you don’t need to make the “right” decision on every item in your business but rather shift to a growth mindset leveraging the strengths of others to help your vision become a reality, the smoother your growth will become.
Running a successful business is like any other endeavor; it takes a village. You have a deep understanding of your products and services and are certainly good at some things, you’re not likely an expert in everything your business needs to reach the next level of success. Having trusted advisors can help you see resources, get candid feedback, and help you grow leaps and bounds ahead of doing it all alone.
Let’s stop trying to do everything ourselves and seek the advice and wisdom of those with complementary talents to grow our businesses and communities. It takes a village to build a successful business. Find those who support your vision, and lean in—you’ll be amazed at what a unique and fulfilling experience it can be.
Referrals are the key to personal success, but how do you get them and how do you put them to work for you? There are a lot of subtleties to doing this right. Financial advisor Alice Tang tells what has worked for her over the years in this video interview on “The Imperfect Feminist.”