Build Your Network to Support Your Weaknesses

Build Your Network to Support Your Weaknesses

I’m a great vision person.  I think of ideas, and I can see them grow and develop in my head.  But like many entrepreneurs, I have weaknesses that can get in the way of turning those ideas into reality.  In my case, I’m weak in graphic design, programming and several other key areas in the iPhone app business – but I’m great at finding people to fill that weakness!

 

Building a business requires every skill in the book, and you’re bound to be missing a couple of them.  To be successful, you’ll need to learn how to build a network of people around you who can support your ideas and fill in the missing gaps in your abilities.  Contractors, editors, graphic designers, lawyers, and programmers can all provide skills that are invaluable to your team, and you’ll want to find talent that works seamlessly with your own personality and goals.  Being able to seek out these people and motivate them to feel connected to your projects is a skill in itself – and it’s one you really need!

 

Let’s go back to my example.  I’m pretty open about the fact that I’m not super smart in a lot of required areas to run a successful iPhone app business but this does not need to hold you back.  I also used to be terrified of public speaking – so much so that I avoided it whenever possible.  But when I started working with Monavie, I had to make a choice between staying trapped in that fear and reaching my personal goals with the company.  I chose to overcome it, and I worked hard at filling that gap in my skills so that I could become successful with Monavie and achieve my goals.

 

I’m not active with Monavie currently, but that experience became more valuable to me than a Harvard education.  I overcame my fear and went on to be one of the top paid distributors in the industry for several years.  Stepping outside my comfort zone helped me grow as a person, and it led me to opportunities I wouldn’t have thought possible before.

 

So what’s holding you back?  You know what skills and abilities you’re missing.  Reach out now to people who can fill those gaps and help you build a great team.  And don’t be afraid to take the first step – remember, a conversation is free, but a relationship is invaluable!

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