Frankly, I think reading novels that explore the successes and failures of a character building a business also is a good way to go.
People think authors just make stuff up out of nowhere. But the fact is that few people would read a book if it didn`t compare well to reality. I can`t count the number of stories I`ve read about all sorts of entrepreneurial ventures, all of them giving me ideas.
That is a quote that I needed to bring right back up because it soooo worthy.
it was once said that a picture is worth a thousands words.
I say, an experience is worth a thousands lessons
... if you have the time and you`re good enough to identify them. There is nothing saying that these experience have to be your own , they can be experiences of other people, as noted above by Craig,
I`m very much like Craig in this area, I have read the business experiences of others and my minds starts to fly with ideas and new thoughts, many are beyond that what was told in the story. Like how I can use that principle in other situations.
There are few business opportunities that I will not review, for the same reason. How Can I use this information? We all know it takes just one little idea, just an extra mile, just one little factor that can make the difference between failure and an invention like the light bulb. the story I read was that he had 10,000 failures before realizing his dream. The difference between going home a failure and success in this case was just one more try after his 9,999th attempt at it.
There is little doubt in my mind that hiring a coach will give you something extra, but can you get it from another source like "Think and Grow Rich" ,, "SuN"