As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to become caught up in the day-to-day details of running your business. But don’t become so busy that you don’t have time for professional development. Sign up for that webinar; go to that conference; keep up with those blog posts, Facebook pages and other valuable content. That investment in yourself will pay off.
Definition of humility: modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc. Lack of humility, above all else, holds people back when trying to grow a business. It takes humility to learn from others, because first you must admit you don’t know it all. We need to watch others who are successful and learn from them. Some of us are too embarrassed to ask for advice or help, because we’re afraid it will make us look weak. Your success depends on ridding yourself of this notion. Reading books that others have written about a given subject is a good start, and don’t be afraid to ask questions on forums and boards and/or at networking events. You’ll be the richer for it.