Years back I had the good fortune of working with a client that was considered a leader in their field.
Each year I would meet with them to learn about their strategy for the coming year.
Literally, I would go by and learn from them.
Now it might seem strange that a service provider would be going over to a client's office just to learn from them but it's what I did.
You see - the thing is - this client constantly had great ideas.
These guys were operating at such a high level that they were literally an idea machine. Forging new paths in their industry.
Many of their ideas became my own.
You see, I don't have a monopoly on great ideas.
Throughout my career I've been able to learn and embrace the concept of making others ideas my own.
With a discerning and open mind your possibilities are endless.
I know I'm not always right. I know that sometimes I don't have the best idea. But I'm okay with that because.... it is through my involvement with clients and friends that I am able to elevate myself to the best possible version of me.
When it comes to tech there's a lot of things that a lot of people don't know.
The key is finding a great partner who can help you and provide you ideas that you can make your own.
It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a community to build a business.
So don't be afraid to accept others ideas as your own.
Obviously give credit where credit is due.
Having an open mind opens your business up for growth.