The best advice ever offered to me is to always have a plan B because no business will thrive all the time. I built a plan B, C, and D into our business plan to protect us from this and it’s the only reason we’re still going today, a year into this journey and is why we will succeed long term. We are adaptable.
If I had to offer advice to someone now it would be this: Trust your instincts and do your homework for everything! Don’t put all your eggs into 1 basket. Advice and help from others is always a great asset but at the end of the day it is you who is responsible. Be responsible. And don’t be afraid to ask for help even if you hear 100 no’s before you hear a yes. Help comes in many forms, not always what we’re prepared for or what we recognize in the moment. Don’t be too quick to turn it away when offered, but don’t let others force their idea of “help” on you either. As my Anishinaabe culture teaches, balance is what we should all be seeking, in every aspect of our lives. Balance in business = Success.