Over and over and over again, I kept hearing accolades about “The King’s Speech” and how it won an Oscar award for best picture, director, screenplay and actor. Since this was not a typical movie I’d watch, I only recently saw it. Toward the middle, I began to warm to the movie. By the end, I was almost ready to shed a tear.
After the move I reflected on my own career and thought—who is my Lionel Logue? Lionel was the king’s speech therapist who helped him overcome a stammer. Who is the person in my life who has helped me along?
Every successful business owner has a Lionel in their life. Someone, who despite the entrepreneur’s harshest rejection and dower attitude, continues to push them along. If you don’t have one of these people in your life— get one. Often times, they’re called a business coach, sometimes a life coach. I’ve even heard leadership expert. Whatever you call them—get one—they are invaluable. Here is why: