Well, with just a few weeks left in 2007, I thought it would be a good time to ask the question, "What’s your biggest business lesson of 2007?"
I’m thinking of something that you have finally learned this year which has changed the way you will do business in 2008 and beyond.
For me, the biggest business lesson has been around inviting other people into my business. 2007 has marked a turning point for me in terms of making new connections and developing some deeper business friendships. I’ve really, really grasped the benefit of having trusted advisors, and the benefit of having extra help, guidance, and contacts to smooth the way. Having a group of people to share my business challenges with has made a huge difference in terms of my perspective and the range of solutions I can implement.
It’s always amazing to me how many different ways any problem can be solved. And with having a quality team of people to share my challenges with; the quality of my solutions has improved significantly. Now, I can’t imagine accomplishing big things without at least a few people to provide understanding and advice. I’m able to get more done, faster, by building on this team’s collective experience and wisdom.
Building a team of people for support and structure has been my biggest business lesson of 2007.