You’ve heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”.
While there are differing opinions on this idea, I’m a believer.
I think about all of the times that close friends and family have taken extra time to take care of my kids while I’m traveling or simply take them for an afternoon to play. They’ve helped form my kids view on life by being a trusted friend. I couldn’t do life without them!
This same sentiment rings true as an entrepreneur. My business is my 5th baby. It would be irresponsible of me to let “just anyone” teach me how to run my business or come along side me to drive this ship.
I put my heart and soul into this business.
It’s important that I treat it with as much tenderness as I do with everything else in my life. Entrusting it only to those who has my best interest at heart.
People have good intentions, but they aren’t always a good fit for your business.
We know A LOT of people. Most of them are good people, but it doesn’t mean that they get to make decisions in my business. They may come to us with the purest of intentions, but at the end of the day, they don’t know a thing about what I do or how my competitors run their businesses.
Does this make them bad? No. Do they have good intentions? Often times, yes.
Remember, you have to do what is best for your business despite someone else’s good intentions.
Who is in your village?
Look around. Who is in your village? Who do you know that can speak life into your business?
For me, it’s my Business Coach, Todd. You’ve heard me talk about him during his launch of The 90 Day Year. It’s so much more than words with this guy! He truly has been the catalyst to launch my business further than I could have imagined. Don’t get me wrong! I’ve worked my tail off, but without his guidance, I would be running in circles, going nowhere fast.
The other piece of my village comes in the form of my team. I don’t let just anyone work with me. I interview, I research, I do my homework and decide who I can trust with the day in and day out details.
Surround yourself with people that you trust. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my team has my back! Once you find those people, you can achieve anything!
Above all else, remember that you decide who is in your village. Trust your gut.
It’s okay that you don’t ask everyone to join your village. Some people aren’t cut out for it.
By listening to your intuition, you’ll have a peace about your village.