June 13, 2018

What Advice Do You Give That You Don’t Follow Yourself?

No matter where we are in our business lifecycle, many of us love to learn from other food entrepreneurs who has been down the path before us. That may mean though that oftentimes the tables are turned and someone comes knocking on our door for advice.

And as much as we all love sharing our expertise with other folks – oftentimes hard earned expertise thanks to mistakes we made along the way – I started to wonder what advice you may give other people that you don’t necessarily follow yourself.

Let me be clear that I’m not suggesting you recommend one thing to purposefully undermine someone’s business prospects. Rather, I’m referring to that advice you give that you know you yourself should take but find – for one reason or another – that it’s just not a reality for you and your world.

On my end, I often council people not to use family commitments as an excuse. But then 9 times out of 10 if someone asks me if they can have a conference call on a Thursday at 10a I’ll straight out tell them that it’s not possible because I have a 3yo and don’t have childcare or preschool on Thursdays. I know that to some that explanation makes me seem very unprofessional but at the same time I don’t want to lie and make up some excuse as to why I can never do phone calls or meetings on Thursdays. How many Thursday doctor’s appointments can one reasonably have, right?

What about you? Is there someone you recommend others do that you struggle to do yourself in your own business?

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