You may know that I offer consulting services. It is a way for me to share expertise with others. You might be surprised to learn that I also use consulting services from others.
It is not unusual for consultants and other experts to seek advice from others who have expertise that is different from theirs. No matter how knowledgeable and successful anyone is, we all can learn from others.
I tend to be task-oriented, so I look for assistance in learning how to do things. Yes, I could probably learn on my own, through a process of trial and error, but why not cut to the chase and skip many of the mistakes?
When seeking advice, look for someone who has “been there, done that.” Someone who can show you the right path, and warn you about what is less likely to work. Someone who can answer the questions you have, and the ones you don’t yet know enough to ask.
Even if you are an expert in some areas, there are others who know more than you about some aspects of your business. For example, you may be great at helping others set and achieve goals, but not so good at marketing or web design. The secret to growing your business successfully is to find the people who can help you fill in the gaps in your knowledge and skills.