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.
- 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.
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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