Are They Telling You the Truth?

Are They Telling You the Truth?

Are your trusted advisors telling you the truth? When you ask for someone’s opinion about your business, do they say things like,

  • It’s great.
  • I love it.
  • Perfect.
  • Sounds good to me.
  • It looks amazing.

But, do you know deep down that it’s not “perfect” and things just aren’t working? I received an email a while back from a client that was frustrated with her business. She said,

I hate getting feedback from most people because they always say, yes, it’s nice! That’s great! Wonderful!… BUT, I know it’s not… and it’s not working.

How Do I Look?

It’s a bit like when you ask your husband, “how do I look in this dress?” If it’s not your best look and he’s honest with you, you’ll likely be mad. On the other hand, if he says something like, “you look fine” and you later catch yourself in a mirror and KNOW you don’t look fine, you’ll be mad at him for not being honest. I know better than to ask those types of questions and instead opt to trust myself and my own opinions. But what do you do when you have a business and NEED another’s opinion and constructive feedback?

That brings me to the point of this post. Who do you trust to give honest feedback? It’s a tough position to put family and friends in. They want to support you. They want to maintain a healthy relationship with you. So, they are likely not going to tell you the honest truth. Simply put, they don’t want to hurt your feelings. It’s also possible that they just don’t have the background or understanding of what you do to provide constructive criticism. So what do you do? Who do you turn to when you have no team?

That’s Where I Come In

I collaborate with business owners that have no team, or just want an outsider’s honest feedback. Rather that get frustrated with your family and friends, leave them out of your business and seek outside help.

Sonja Pound | Gramercy Social | Truth

Connect with me here if you need honest feedback on your business. I will look at your website, social media sites, landing pages and more to see how you can improve to reach your ideal client. It can be something as simple as your site isn’t mobile responsive, your graphics are not professional or your message is unclear. Time to stop wasting your efforts on things that are not working.

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8 comments

  1. Laura Tucker says:

    It’s so important to have honest feedback about business, especially when there are times when we don’t know what we don’t know. Too many people try to reinvent the wheel themselves, and that includes business owners, too!

  2. What I see in real estate is often times pride and ego will get in the way of someone opening their mind to constructive criticism. It is very difficult for people to hear that what they enjoy has gone out of style, or in some cases was never in style to begin with. If not handled properly and professionally it can cost a realtor business.

    • Sonja Pound says:

      True, I can see where you would be in a tough position, wanting to help your client sell and for the highest price. But, not offending them in the process if you tell them they need to make some changes. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Anil Agrawal says:

    Yes, Sonja! People want to do business with who they “Know, Like, & Trust”. We don’t need phony comments. We need real feedback and proper guidance. Good that we have people like you to help others in need.

    • Sonja Pound says:

      So true Anil. I’d much rather honest, constructive feedback that will help me improve then someone trying to make me happy and not tell the truth. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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