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What Can Be Gleaned from Business Gurus?
Anyone who owns a business wants to see it flourish. Although much can be learned through education and experience, the fact remains that no one runs the “perfect” business. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses when it comes to taking action and making decisions on behalf of our company.
No one knows everything about running a business, so it’s perfectly natural to look to those we consider to have superior skills to help us hone our acumen. Not only is it natural, but common, to seek guidance from those we regard as superior to ourselves at the business of business. Such individuals are often known as business experts, or “gurus.” In the form of books and videos and seminars...business gurus abound, offering all manner of advice on finance, interpersonal relationships and risk-taking toward the goal of greater success.
In accordance with a professionally successful persona, many business experts exude an abundance of confidence and charisma. Witnessing such a self-assured demeanor can be exhilarating - especially when we may feel we’re not “crushing it” on the job. An influential guru will appear to have that which we feel we lack, for instance:
In fact, their expert enthusiasm and fresh perspective may have the power to jolt us out of poor practices or a deepening rut - which can be an enlightening experience.
The key to gleaning inspiration from a business expert is to view their strategies and applications in a realistic light. Though their message may be electrifying and uplifting, it is not a magic bullet. Consider their advice as that of a consultant rather than an authority. If their message strikes a chord with you, there’s probably something you can learn. To enhance your benefit from listening to a guru, remember to bear the following issues in mind:
It’s wise to keep your eyes open for strategies to improve your business operations. Even so-called gurus don’t have all the answers but when they are qualified professionals, you can often learn a number of beneficial techniques to bolster your success. Remember to carefully consider the source of the information, choose that which suits your business’ interests best and follow the advice on your own terms.
What are the most successful strategies you’ve learned from business gurus?
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