We are the coach and the captain of our team.
We need to assemble the best people possible to give us the wisdom of their counsel. Their expertise and insights will help us make intelligent decisions.
It is important to remember that they are seeing things through the perspective of their mindset. As an entrepreneur/business owner/ investor we need to combine their insights with our uniqueness, then utilize and apply that wisdom to create our own vision.
Think of a baseball team. It has pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders, and even designated hitters that specialize in hitting. But it is the coach who decides what the game plan is and how best to utilize everyone’s talents.
As a sophisticated small business owner, we need tax accountants, marketing experts, legal advice, financial experts, mentors, etc to help us to avoid striking out in the business world..
But remember that we and we alone need to make the final business decisions to win the game. That’s the fun and the challenge of being an entrepreneur.