Just had a quick chat with a StartupChick and, as usual, I was giving advice. My advice was diametrically opposed from advice that she is getting from another Advisor.
So, here’s what I want to say about that…
If you talk to 10 people about your startup, you will probably get 10 different answers. That’s life. It is YOUR Startup. ONLY you and your co-founders can figure out the path that you are going to choose to travel.
Advice is just that, advice. Take it or leave it.
I will say this…. a practice that I try to follow with my own advisors.
If I choose NOT to take their advice, I sit down with them and explain why I have chosen NOT to. This is important, because I respect and admire them. And I want to be able to continue to seek guidance from them. But, I may have a very valid reason for following a different path (and I may also be wrong), it’s important that they know that I am listening and I do value them.
And if you’re wrong and you need to go back down that path that they recommended…. Be sure to tell them that too. People LOVE to hear that they are right!
Just my 2 cents.