Many business owners feel like that they are on their own, that they are the person at the top, so it’s their job to sort things out. After all, who can know more about their business than they do? And, wouldn’t it be a sign of weakness, if they let anyone else know they had a problem?
They are the captain of their ship. But then, we know of captains who have gone down with their ship, because they didn’t ask for help.
Yes, no one else will know more about your business than you, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be helped and asking for help is everything but a sign of weakness. It is in fact a sign of strength! It means that you are big enough to know what you are not so good ‘at’, and will ask for help from someone that is. The result? – a much better company.
The reason I mention this, is that over the course of a number of conversations, three conversations were exactly the same. They had the same problem, at almost the same time. It doesn’t matter what the problem was, but my point is that they battled through the problem on their own, only just making it, and they didn’t have to. All three were shattered, but knew they had to keep going.
A business mentor could have helped, because the mentor may have already been through what they were going through and therefore could offer guidance, but at the very least a mentor would have been someone to unload on and so take some of the pressure away.
But, maybe even better still, would have been to join a business group, where business owners get together to discuss their businesses: their problems, successes, ideas and much more, most importantly finding out that they are far from alone. Groups offer help, support and guidance and can make a big difference to the success of your business.
So, if you want more success, less stress, and not to feel like you are totally on your own, why not join a group and discover the benefits for you and your business?