While customers and clients are important and great employees are valuable, the most important asset in your business is you.
You are the source of the vision, business direction, tenacity, and energy. What are you doing to grow that asset? Who motivates the motivator? Who leads the leader? Owning a business and being an entrepreneur is a tough game to play. They say it’s lonely at the top because that’s where the buck stops and tough decisions are made. So, where do you go for advice? Who gives you encouragement? Where does your learning and wisdom come from?
Entrepreneurs and business leaders must build their own support systems. They must find great sources for learning, seek role models and mentors, and create a support group. Often it is worthwhile to build a board of advisors, not necessarily a formal board of directors, but a group of colleagues that you respect. You need people that you can meet with regularly to share advice, and are accessible at any time to discuss pressing issues.
The key is to value yourself as an asset, an asset that you want to grow, improve, and nurture over time. Don’t wait until it is too late; take time to assess the support network that you have in place. Ask yourself what or who would make it even stronger. In the long run you will be very glad you did, and so will the people who count on you to be their provider, leader, and guide. Engage with a Next Level Coach, who can help you grow and improve. To request a complimentary coaching session Click here.
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