In This Episode

Over the past couple of weeks, Jack and I have been introduced to several graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.  The purpose of meeting these folks is to get to know them a bit and see if they are a fit for our monthly Goldman 10 for 10 segments. But as is often the case, we had some aha moments after meeting with these folks.  We saw certain commonalities around each of them truly respecting what they don’t know.

Why would someone be part of something like the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program and also be part of a 20 Group or EO or another peer group?  And still others who go for more intensive 1-on-1 coaching? One of the things we have found is that if you’re truly curious and like to learn, you are always open to learning more things and getting better.  Books, seminars/workshops, field trips, peer groups, 1-on-1 coaching, etc. They’ll try just about anything they think can help them.

Who do you have that you speak with on a regular basis who relates to you?  Who relates to the challenges, opportunities, and struggles that you face on a daily basis?  Usually it’s not your spouse, or sibling, or neighbor. Even though they’re smart and well intentioned.  Certain things, only those folks who have been there and done it can truly relate to you. If you don’t have someone or a group of someones to speak with about your business, start looking or keep looking!

People, Companies and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (

Wild and Crazy Guys from SNL (

E-Myth Revisited (

Vistage (

The Atlternative Board (

20 Groups (

EO (