When you see someone who has been where you’re headed, aren’t you curious to know what it was like? Think about the person hiking up the side of a mountain who has been trekking along for a good amount of time with no real vistas up to that point. They see hikers headed back down and immediately past pleasantries they ask, “how close am I?!” Or you may bluntly ask, “is it worth it??” Perhaps you’re exhausted and just want to understand the rest of the terrain, “how’s the rest of the hike?”
It’s natural – we want to benefit from those you have gone before. Well, you’re in luck – over the next couple of posts, I will share some of the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” words of wisdom from fellow entrepreneurs. The following are thoughts regarding the structuring of their businesses:
Not all issues and regrets will be the same. Not all businesses and challenges are the same. However, the act of starting and growing a business forces an individual to encounter similar obstacles that each must successfully move through. Learning, understanding, adjusting and adapting are critical to your success. Use another’s experience to your benefit – let it provide clarity, comfort and validation. Do even more with the advice from others: overcome challenges more quickly and share your experience with others to help them be more successful.