Take advice from all but make the decision yourself
I make it a point to listen to other people's point of view on matters. It's when we stop weighing the advice of others that we run a big risk of making poor decisions.
I have a Father In Law who is over 80 years old. He's had a business for more than 3 decades. You'd better believe I listen when he has something to say. Where am I going to be able to receive free business advice from a man who has been at the top of his craft? What do I mean? Well, my Father In Law was the Tailor to President Johnson when he was in office.
I have a Great Aunt who retired from civil service years ago. She is also an accomplished artist in her second career. Each time I visit with her, I spend hours listening to stories she has on many different topics (she was alive during the Great Depression). She tells me how she owned a vineyard in Portugal, travelled the world and so much more. So good is she to me that I am presently in the possession of family pictures and old tax documents ranging from 1910 forward. I get to read about contracts executed much before I was born, bills for Doctor services (very cool as a visit in those days were $1.00).
I take advice from so many. I process what is said and balance it with my own thoughts. Ultimately, business decisions are mine to make but I balance what I can gather from others to reach what I believe are more balance decisions.
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Richard J. Garcia | 12/04/2011