Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes
The longer you run your business the more unqualified you become. This is because the longer you are in one place, the more heart you put in to your job, the blinder you are.
What strangers see as strange, you see as a way of life. You are too close to see what’s wrong.
Survey your customers and listen to them. Or better yet, listen to your new employees.
It is our nature to tell an eager new employee why there great idea won’t work. Stop. Instead, start asking veteran employees what they think would need to happen to make the green guys idea work.
Take a walk in someone else’s shoes. When you start to look at things from someone else’s perspective with the intent to embrace there ideas rather then defend yours, you will grow in ways that you did not think possible.
Stop looking for reasons why you can’t and find reasons why you can.