Why You Must Surround Yourself with Smart People

Leaders are not supposed to know everything.

Plain and simple.

People everywhere—whether they are entrepreneurs, stay-at-home parents or retired—most often succeed when they are willing to ask for help.

They are smart about their strengths and weaknesses. 

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Like many entrepreneurs, I used to think that asking for help or admitting you don’t know something was a sign of weakness. But a few years into my entrepreneurial journey, I began thinking about delegation as a sign of humility; of being a human being. 

You just can't know everything.

No one does. And no one ever will.

Leaders appreciate and respect what they knowand don’t know.

They don’t see themselves as incompetent. They take a different approach by knowing they don't have to know everything.

Instead, successful folks look for people who have experience in what they lack or don't want to do. 

Smart people look to others to fill the gap. You know the expression: "Call the guy!" 

The result: New learning opportunities and creativity in business.  It’s not about someone being a threat. It’s about tapping available resources so your life feels easier.  

Best-selling business author Harvey Mackay says if your house is on fire, don’t grab your family pictures or jewelry. Grab your laptop or phone with all of your contact info! 

Actor Michael J. Fox admits that when he received his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease at age 30, his decision to start a research foundation was scary.

In a magazine interview, Fox speaks with humility about launching the organization:

“When I started it, I thought, I’m not smart enough to do this. I had no experience in management, no experience in administration, no experience in nonprofit; but then this phrase came into my head: I only have to be smart enough to find people who are smarter than me; I only have to be smart enough to recognize who knows more than me.”

Consider this. When you’re home and the kitchen sink is leaking, you call a plumber.

When your car breaks down, you find a trained mechanic.

If your business is growing and you need professional accounting services, you delegate to a skilled accountant.  

As long as you're open to getting the support and help you need to rise to the next level, you're on the path to success.

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