Seek counsel, not advice

It’s important to seek people who can provide counsel instead of people who just give advice. I always distinguish between advice and counsel. Anyone can give you advice, but counsel is a very specific type of advice that comes from people who have vast knowledge or experience in an area of your business. You should always try to surround yourself with people who have more experience or are more knowledgeable than yourself. You do not have to be an expert in every area of your business, but you should put together a council of people who are the most knowledgeable about every critical area of your business. It’s your job to know what those areas are.