By guest author Daniel Craig
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Secret 3: Learn from the Best
What is the greatest dilemma of being a young entrepreneur? You know very little; but, even worse, you don’t know what you don’t know! It’s called unconscious incompetency. As hard as it is, we must look beyond our own self-image and humble ourselves enough to realize that all around us are men and women who have vast wisdom and experience from which we can learn. We must recover the lost art of mentorship.
Earlier this year, I was speaking on this point to an audience of young people at a homeschool conference. As it turned out, there were quite a number of experienced fathers in the room as well. So I asked them, “When is the last time a young person came up to you and just started asking questions to learn from your experience?”
The room was silent. This was telling, and upon reflection, I had to acknowledge how I, too, had squandered many opportunities to learn from the experts all around me.