|Posted by Key Yessaad @zenkey on October 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
The world of Business exists in two forms; one mapped out in our brain, the other mapped out in reality. You will always know as much as your brain allows for filters of business knowledge to let in data; some call one those filters your experience. The other form of knowing is driven by interactions with others, but no matter what you do you will never know everything about your business industry; even in your local market. You need input from the outside to nurture your inner knowledge; the mistakes that many make is they seek input that validates what they already think, and shun any input that brings into question their business beliefs; they keep surrounding themselves with people who agree with them in order to feel good about who they have become. Although validation is a normal human desire, in business it can derail you. Seek out business colleagues in your industry that you have labeled as competitors; make them your friends; but most of all get to know them. You will gain more from such relationships that a clouding of friends who keep agreeing to you!
Key Yessaad, Real Estate Business Strategist