There are so many ways to develop a business and at times being an entrepreneur or business owner is quite isolated. When trying to get the best option, make the right decision, save time, conserve funds or any other business related matter that requires applied thinking it can be nerve wracking or potentially risky to take the next step.
One of the best ways to get ahead is to ask those who have gone before to give an answer to a question. If you are fortunate to have a collection of mentors, a business coach or a group of trusted business people around you or in your business it will be normal for you to ask them ‘How would you…..?’
How do you get the right answers?
There are lots of experienced business people who may have just the right answer or who may give you something else to consider which wasn’t in your thoughts and triggers a new direction, activity or opportunity to form new and better habits. Gary Lennon did this by entering a competition run by Virgin Media Pioneers who ran a competition to win a copy of Lara Morgan’s new book ‘More Balls Than Most: Juggle your way to success with proven company shortcuts‘.
His question ’What is the best way to save time for new entrepreneurs in their first year?’ won him a copy!
Check out Lara Morgan’s answers in this video:
Lara answers the question with a video response, demonstrating a quick (24 hours later) response direct from her own experiences and she said she spent her most of early time only working on sales during the week and did admin on Saturdays and Sundays, to ensure she could build up a buffer of flexibility to enable her to invest and grow with others and accelerate her success.
You have to go in with your eyes open….cut out everything else except sales Monday to Friday
What a great answer! It seems that those who succeed know exactly what it takes and don’t hesitate to share it. So the lesson for anyone who is realistic about getting started in business must listen to the advice of those who’ve succeeded. Not everything is directly relevant for all aspiring business people but the context and gravitas honed through trying things out and making mistakes and passing forward advice to ‘short cut’ to better and more efficient ways of doing things should not be ignored.
Check out Lara Morgan’s great advice, tools and get your own KUTA (Kick up the Arse) too!