Obtaining the right advice is really important to helping you succeed. We all need external input to get over and around our biases, while providing external eyes, ears and mental energy to our business. But most of us have no idea how to identify the right advisor or coach, nor how to structure the relationship to get the best advice. This podcast identifies the most common mistakes, and how to avoid them. Plus how to find the right kind of person to help you, and structuring the relationship correctly. The pitfalls of creating a Board of Directors, Advisory Board, project specific consultants, friends and family are explored. As is defining the right kind of coach. In the end, it’s also critical that you are ready to be coached/advised. It’s easy to ask for help, but harder to use that input to change. Are you ready to change? Are your advisors the kind of people who can understand your business holistically, advise you holistically and help you get the results you want – help you change? This podcast will help you make this happen Thinking Points - Do you really on people like you to advise you? Friends and family and people with your own viewpoints? - Are you structuring the relationship correctly so you get long-term advice with consistency? - Are you ready to accept external input and use it to change?