Light Bulb Moment
Have you ever had a light bulb moment?
Working for and by yourself can be isolating. And it can be limiting. There’s a famous saying – ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’. This is very true. If you’ve only got your own skills, education and experience to go by, how are you going to know to think a little differently? Even if you have a team around you, they may have the same experiences and skills and personality as you, so possibly think along the same lines as you so there’s little going outside the box there too.
I belong to a Business Mastermind Group and the five other people in the group are totally different personality types to me, even though we’re all in business for ourselves. Actually, we’re all different personality types so it’s very interesting!
Get out of your comfort zone
It has been a great experience to get outside my comfort zone and stretch my way of thinking. In just a few days, my mind set went from A, to B, to C – and C is somewhere that was very far from A initially, and I wouldn’t have gotten there without the help of these other dynamic business people.
Surround yourself with like minded business people
So it’s important to surround yourself with like minded business people, and it’s also important to surround yourself with opposites of yourself. For example, I’m fundamentally a technical person. With a clear path of where I need to be, I can efficiently get there through systems and processes. I’m very good at the detailed, nuts & bolts work. I’ve discovered I need to align myself with a creative person – someone who has great vision and ideas, but may not necessarily be great at the finer mechanics of achieving the result.
So that’s exactly what I’ve done, and all I can say is WOW. These people give me my “light bulb moments” regularly, and it’s been awesome!