LET’S START WITH WHAT ANY BUSINESS ADVISOR REALLY IS…
A business advisor plays several roles for “the player”. They set high standards, they demand accountability, they provide guidance, support and direction. A business advisor listens and asks questions. A business advisor wants you to grow from your experiences. A coach is not your friend… He or she may end up that way after the game is won, but for now, they are here to help you win. A business advisor encourages. A business advisor does not allow “rationalization” to seep into the equation. A business advisor does not accept, “I can’t”. A business advisor helps you get over the wall you didn’t think you could get over.
A business advisor gets “winning”. A business advisor has a passion for it and is focused on getting results. That energy, that passion, will rub off on you and help you embrace that same energy, that same commitment to winning. A business advisor calls you out when you are not giving it your all. He/she instills a winning mindset and expects, no, demands that you pay the price to win. A great business advisor WILL push you out of your comfort zone… and you WILL grow from these experiences all the more.
“To find new oceans, one must have courage to leave the shore”. – André Gide