How wide open are you with your business and your numbers? How wide open do you need to be?
I just finished up an awesomely productive three days with Ryan McRae of ADHD Nerd. I profiled him recently in one of my Success Stories. We worked on a lot of things. I kept him on track a little and helped him escape to the Hot Chocolatier at the right moment. He helped me open up a new revenue stream.
We also shared lots of numbers and stats openly about how we do business. I'm talking income pluses and minuses, checkbook accounts, everything. It helped us both make better decisions about our respective futures.
That's something I've always respected about my friend Dan Miller as well. On his podcast and his conferences, he's always wide open about income from various streams he's trying. He's quick to say what works and why or why not.
I'm not saying you need to blab your financial secrets and stats all over the world on Twitter. What I am saying though, is that it might be good to find someone you can share these things with. Give it a try. A good friend or mentor might have some new insight that will help you level up.
This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!
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What the heck is Hot Chocolatier, you ask? I'll answer it with a pic of the Squirrel I got. 'Nuff said.
The image at the top of the blog was grabbed from Think Tank, one of my favorite comics, by Matt Hawkins, one of my favorite writers. The comic is one of those stories that's so realistic it's really scary.