Matthew Fornaro, P.A., you business law partner, is always on the lookout for tips to help you succeed.
The Five Types of Personalities Your Business Needs to Succeed
As you grow your business or advance in your career here in Coral Springs, Parkland or in any location, it is important to have certain people around you who can offer advice, counsel, ideas, opinions, and encouragement. A diverse group of individuals that you can trust without question.
Your personal advisory board is a group of individuals you can always count on to bounce ideas off of; to tell you when to speed up; and; to tell you when to slow down. Building a personal advisory board is one of the best tools you can have for succeeding in business.
Who Should I Choose for My Personal Advisory Board?
The people you choose may change throughout your business career. However, the types of individuals you need for your board rarely change. Five individuals you always want to have on your board are:
You need someone who will make sure that you know about the latest and greatest in every area that could impact your business. You may not think outside of the box, but you need someone who will keep up with trends in all categories from technology to design and social media.
While running your business you may not have time to stay ahead of the trend curve, but you need someone who will be your eyes and ears when you are too busy to let your creative side take control.
Your visionary helps you remain attuned to the trends in products, design, marketing, technology, life hacks, and any other area that can help you grow and improve your business. Search for your visionary in the fields of marketing and design.
The realist is the compliment to your visionary. Even though many people view realists as people who only see the cup half empty or find the fault in everything, your realist is not opposing your visionary but simply balancing him or her.
It is easy to become excited about new trends, but some trends fade extremely quickly. Some ideas your visionary may have about your career path or your business may seem spectacular until you hear the realist’s views, which may be extremely practical and honest.
You need balance, andthe realist brings balance. Seek a realist from people who work in human resources, finance, or management.
Wisdom may come with age; however, that does not mean someone just starting outin business cannot possess great wisdom. As you seek advice from others in your field who have years or decades of experience, do not forget about those who may not have as much experience but who have their fingers on the pulse of their generation.
In many cases, you may find a great wealth of knowledge and value in seeing things from a different perspective.
It is easier for some people to network than for others. However, everyone needs to continuously build a strong network of connections inside and outside of your field. If you find it difficult to meet new people and develop relationships with them, you need to have a matchmaker in your core group.
Think of your matchmaker as your point of intersection and connection with others you need in your network. The matchmaker is your gateway for connecting with people you need in your personalnetwork.
In addition to introducing you to the people you need to foster a relationship with, your matchmaker can offer suggestions and guidance onhow you can improve your networking skills.
You can find your matchmaker by looking for people who enjoy attending seminars, have large LinkedIn networks, have a strong social media presence, and not only attend,but participate, in events related to a variety of industries.
A mentor can provide you with something no one else in your core group can provide — a glimpse of where you want to be in 10, 15, or 20 years. Your mentor may have gone through several stages in his or her career that you will travel through in your owncareer.
Therefore, your mentor can share how he or she navigated those stages and how the choices he or she made influenced where they are today.
About Matthew Fornaro, P.A. Business Law Attorney
Matthew Fornaro provides comprehensive business law services to individuals, companies, and businesses in Coral Springs, Parkland, and throughout Broward and Palm Beach County. To request a consultation, call 954-324-3651 or contact us online.