In most organizations (and entrepreneurial companies are not exempt), meetings are treated as the drudging process you have to go through before there’s any agreement or alignment on a given project. This is because there’s been no half-hour thinking on the part of one person beforehand to make meetings more productive. Instead, you’re starting from scratch, using up a lot of people’s time.
When it comes to growing ideas, expanding mindsets, and building relationships with clients and prospects, asking questions can be far more valuable than providing answers.
If I had to focus on just one skill that makes successful entrepreneurs more successful, it would have to be intentionality. Being intentional means having the ability to see results in the future that, if you achieve them, will make things bigger and better for the entrepreneurial company and for the entrepreneur.
A lot of people might believe that entrepreneurs are only interested in money, but when you talk to really successful entrepreneurs, you find that they hardly ever talk about money as a goal or as an accomplishment.
As you develop and grow your capabilities, you can start to combine them in new ways to create something greater, but you’re also able to collaborate at a much higher level with other people.