Like I said, I didn't have anybody in my immediate circle who could truly help me figure out what do to do know that I'd stalled out.
So I had to expand my circle.
I started to seek out other top performing franchisees and entrepreneurs. Sometimes I had to pay money just to get in the same room as those people, but let me tell you - IT WAS WORTH IT EVERY PENNY
Quickly, whether the lessons were taught or caught, I started to learn:
- How to hire A-players who can run day to day operations for me
- How to network in and outside of franchising, to learn from the brightest minds in marketing, sales, tax strategy, investing, etc.
- How to build to my franchises to sell from day one
And to my surprise, I actually began to develop strong friendships with the people who were teaching me! I'm still friends with most of these folks to this day.