What do famous entrepreneurs have in common?

What do famous entrepreneurs have in common?

Every successful entrepreneur understands that no man is an island  – Bill Gates accredits part of his success to having someone alongside “teaching him how to deal with tough situations and how to think long-term”.

We’d never consider traveling to a new destination without using sat nav or if you’re old school like me consulting with a roadmap, just setting off in the general direction would be nothing short of madness.    So why do so many entrepreneurs approach their business this way?   Because many business owners think that they ought to know what they’re doing and so asking for help is really an admittance of weakness – This seems to be the lie that many business owners are telling themselves and one of the main causes of undue stress and worry for those that hold this view.

“A small amount of time invested on your part to share your expertise can open up a new world for someone else.” – Mark Zuckerberg

None other than the founder of Facebook understands the value of bringing an expert alongside, someone who has been there, done it and has beaten the odds and now wants to impart everything they’ve learned onto you.  This is huge and as Zuckerberg suggests can be life-changing.

“It’s always good to have a helping hand at the start. I wouldn’t have got anywhere in the airline industry without the mentorship of Sir Freddie Laker.” – Richard Branson

If the likes of Gates, Zuckerberg and Branson, to name but a few were all able to  recognize that nobody can see things from all angles and having the right kind of external support who is in tune with your challenges will help you save time and get to the right outcome quickly then maybe it’s time to disperse with the misconception that asking for help is a sign of weakness.


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