The Magnificent Seven: Advice for Business & Life

Whether in business or life in general, we all can strive to “reach a little higher” and “do a little better”.  The following Magnificent Seven tips come from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields founders of Rodan + Fields from a “20 Questions” interview they gave Entrepreneur magazine.

Always Do The Right Thing:  When it comes to the people in your life, you never should compromise your ideals or your integrity for personal or financial gain. Your reputation is everything.

Put Your Aces In Their Places:  Bringing your entrepreneurial vision to fruition takes a team of smart and experienced people. Find them, trust them and empower them to help you make decisions and take decisive action, which will help you build the business of your dreams.

Don’t Avoid Confrontation:  Confrontation happens and you have to learn to deal with it. It’s always hard, but running away is not the answer. Confrontation can still be uncomfortable for me, but it’s important to be able to address difficult topics and talk about different points of view.

Surround Yourself With The Best People, and make sure it is people with diverging views. And listen to them and trust them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to give them carte blanche, but you have to realize that there is no way you could know everything that you need to know to do your business. Focus on where you are strong and put others in a place where you need support and are not the expert. Know when you are in over your head.

Abide By The Adage “Done Is Better Than Perfect.”

Go Off The Grid every once in a while. We both try to unplug, spend time with family and travel when we can.

See The World Through A Different Lens:  Katie is studying art history and says that, “as for my business practice, art helps focus the creative part of my brain.”  Triggering a different part of our brain can help us come at problems and their solutions at a different angle and helps us “think outside the box”.

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