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.
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?