I have just come back from a mentoring session. One business presents itself, outlining a major issue they have. 12 mentors ask questions of fact, then give their viewpoint.

It is so amazing to see how blind some entrepreneurs can become from being stuck in the day to day operations. Every suggestion from the mentors was answered by the entrepreneur with an explanation of why that was not possible or that they are doing that already.

That brings me back to my frustration with inventors. They do not seem to listen.

And I guess we probably all have a bit of that. I certainly have blinders on where my own business is concerned. It is so easy to see new opportunities for someone else and point to the weaknesses. But learning to do that for yourself (or asking for that external viewpoint and being able to listen to it) seems to be key to move forward.