I used to think there was virtue in ‘going it alone’. I’d think to myself: “Come hell or high water I’m going to accomplish [this great thing] and I’m going to do it alone – against all odds – and the world will behold my greatness!!!”
I accomplished some pretty great things. But it was never alone – and it was never without help. When I finally embraced the axiom that ‘it is amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit’, I (WE) started to accomplish spectacular things.
Everyone can use some help now and then. When seeking professional help, you need to be clear about what kind of help you need so you don’t waste your money.
Here is a simple guide to help you decide:
For example: As an EOS Implementer, I’m a coach first. My passion is to help people create excellent businesses. I work with business leaders to help them strengthen their leadership and management abilities. I can do that because I’ve dedicated myself to being an expert on the Entrepreneurial Operating System. I can consult on the specific tools to get us there. I also have a bit of an edge because I have firsthand experience building businesses of my own. I’ve been there before and can mentor my clients with my real-life stories that are directly applicable to something they are going through.
When spending money on professional help, make sure you get the kind of help you need.