Even the King of Great Britain had assistance. The movie, The King’s Speech, is taken from the personal story of Lionel Logue. He was the speech therapist who gave King George VI of Great Britain the encouragement to lead in a tumultuous period of world war.
When I left my former career I felt all alone. Even though I was “self-employed” I would need a support system. I found friends in the speaking arena and got encouragement from my family. I built a network of clients and followers on a newsletter list who became my support system.
Today I couldn’t drive my business without a support group of encouraging people… my wife, my daughter, my friends, my church and my network. I call them the “Reinvention Nation™.” You are a member if you read this and act on it.
You can’t be successful without the aid and assistance of others. Every successful “self-made” individual has been helped in some way by… parents, mentors, teachers, ministers, employers, clients, customers, etc. In turn they gave back to those who assisted them in their success. It is a two-way street. What you put in will help someone who comes after you.
Steve Harvey, Dale Carnegie, Florence Griffith Joyner, Teddy Roosevelt, Joe Montana, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Foxworthy, Johnny Cash and Dr. Phil all had help. They forged a support system that helped them overcome obstacles and climb to the top in their respective fields.
Build a winning team. Gather your support group. Give as much back to them as they do you. You can’t go it alone!