Small Business Ownership: Take Advice From A Very Wise Octopus Or My Mother

Grandma Isabella and Jemima reading on the sofa

Later in the evening I was reading Jemima 'The Rainbow Fish' story and at the part where the fish goes to the wise octopus for advice I suddenly realised the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people as a business owner.

Put simply the people you surround yourself with in your small business have a direct influence on the decisions that you make.

Those decisions determine the success you achieve during your small business ownership.

You only need to watch a successful sports team to see this. The manager, coach, fitness staff or players are the best in their industry and they all work together to achieve success in every match or competition.

Napoleon Hill talks about a Master Mind group in his book 'Think And Grow Rich', he says:

Mr. Carhegie's Master Mind group consisted of a staff of approximately fifty men, with whom he surrounded himself, for the DEFINITE PURPOSE of manufacturing and marketing steel. He attributed his entire fortune to the POWER he accumulated through this "Master Mind."

You may not be the richest person in the world like Andrew Carnegie but this learning is the same for you as it was for him - the influence of the people you surround yourself is the reason you are where you are at this moment in time.

It is easy to surround yourself with people who will help you achieve your business goals by simply using:

  • Audio Programs
  • Books & PDF docs
  • DVDs & Webinars
  • Business Coaches
  • Business Mentors
  • Networking Groups

It is as easy to get great advice about small business ownership from Donald Trump or Richard Branson through their books and audio programs as it is to listen to your accountant or bank manager.

Who would you prefer to spend an hour with and take business advice from?

The difference between you today and you in five years time will be the books you read, the people you surround yourself with and the action you take.

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