Two weeks ago, I had opportunity to speak and provide social media training to a group of wonderful entrepreneurs at AmericasMart’s International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. For those unfamiliar with AmericasMart Atlanta, it is one of the world's largest permanent wholesale trade centers with close to 20,000 visitors per day during Market. Not only was speaking at this event an amazing experience, but I was so impressed by the entrepreneurs who attended the training. You see, those entrepreneurs took time away from their buying and selling to spend a few hours with me, learning how to improve their marketing and grow their business.
I think I can speak for most entrepreneurs, when I say that most of us want our businesses to grow. We want new customers. We want to sell more.
But the truth is, not all entrepreneurs are willing to LEARN what it takes to make those dreams a reality.
For a few hours, two weeks ago, I was surrounded by a room full of people who were TEACHABLE and eager to learn.
When you study successful entrepreneurs, you often notice a pattern and some common characteristics stand out. Maybe they are visionaries, diligent, ambitious, focused, or simply great with people. For me, one characteristic always stands out. Successful entrepreneurs are TEACHABLE. If they lack knowledge in an area, they seek to understand it. If they lack skill in an area, they seek to improve it. Successful entrepreneurs often set aside their own pride and ego, to ask questions like…
“How can I improve?”
“What is my next step?”
Rarely, do you see truly successful entrepreneurs who are stubborn, stuck in their ways, or know-it-all’s. Successful entrepreneurs adapt and seek to continually grow and LEARN.
So if you feel stuck or frustrated with the growth of your business, take an honest look at yourself. Are you being TEACHABLE? Are you open to LEARNING new skills to further your growth? I so hope your answer is yes, because I know it can transform your business.
To your success,