Ah-ha! Hiding in plain sight

Ah-ha! Hiding in plain sight,

There it was!

For weeks, I agonized over my next new hire.

I was convinced I need a seasoned pro over a junior person with potential.

Why?

A senior hire would…

1. Help build a strong organizational foundation.

2. Manage future hires, freeing me to focus elsewhere.

3. Make my firm more “legit” and help win clients.

But I was waffling.

And then it all became clear.

Not because of a business expert, advisor, or mentor.

But instead, a college student with a beginner’s mind.

Their lack of preconceptions brought it into focus.

I hypothesized a senior hire would help build a strong foundation.

They asked if the higher salary would force faster growth.

I envisioned a seasoned pro managing future hires.

They questioned whether I was thinking too far ahead.

I thought a senior hire would make the firm look more legit.

They inquired about my experience and credentials.

Armed with these insights, I shifted gears.

A junior rep will fill the position for the specific role I need help with now.

Non-critical tasks will be delegated to others using the cost-savings.

Clarity has given me confidence.

Although the beginner’s mind is natural, we tend to lose it.

What challenges are you experiencing that might benefit from a beginner’s mind?

IN THE BEGINNER’S MIND THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES. IN THE EXPERT’S MIND THERE ARE FEW.

Christian Banach

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