Who’s Got Your Back? Part 1

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Brent Halfwassen

MKE's Small Business Coach

Achieving a Vision is not for the faint of heart. Many of us struggle to achieve our Vision, and this is even more difficult if we try to go it alone.

As Mark Twain said,

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

Hey, we’re American! We can go it alone in business, right? The truth is, without trusted support around us, we risk overwhelm and burnout, small thinking and self-doubt, costly mistakes, and complacency and procrastination. No thanks.

It’s a great idea to have at least two or three others that we can confide in as we work toward moving our business forward. These folks become our Trusted Advisors.

Trusted Advisors will:
  • Unwaveringly support us through the tough times, saving us from self-doubt;
  • Provide counsel when we’re at a crossroads, helping us find clarity;
  • Open doors to new opportunities, accelerating our growth;
  • And bring us back to reality when our heads are in the clouds, so we keep moving in the right direction.
Who's Got Your Back? Part 1

They are our people, our backbone. And they are vital to achieving our Vision. How do we find these amazing people? Stay tuned for our next post.

Want to talk more about Trusted Advisors? We’re here to help.

Click here to check out our eighth post in this Time series.

Brent Halfwassen

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Brent Halfwassen

MKE's Small Business Coach

Focusing on micro and small business owners along with emerging entrepreneurs, Brent focuses on empowering entrepreneurs to find the money, means and mindset to unleash their business