What if I told you I knew where you could get free advice, especially customized to the issue you are dealing with? Or that I knew of someone who be loyal through thick and thin, always giving you the best answer possible? Well, sadly I don’t know someone like that for you. But maybe you do.
Most entrepreneurs do not get to success on their own. It takes a network of contacts, peers, partners, etc. A key for any entrepreneur should be to nurture these relationships. LinkedIn can keep track of your professional relationships, but it takes a personal commitment to maintain those relationships and at the same time meet new people, engage them in conversation, and learn from them. For some, this comes easily. For others, this takes a lot of work.
The truth is, advice comes from both expected and unexpected places. It’s as simple as that. Growing up, my parents taught me to treat everyone with respect, and to listen to their stories – because everyone has one. They thought a person, even if rich or famous, should never live in a comfortable bubble, but always foray into the unexpected and thus grow, while making an impact on others.
Let my parents’ wisdom guide your interactions with others. Nurture your relationships – especially the ones that will build you into a better person, and from which you can always get good advice. You never know what you will learn from the people around you. Sometimes you need to talk less, and listen more.Read More