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Have You Created Your Own Home Depot Experience?

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If you have ever gone into a Home Depot, pretty much anywhere, the experience is the same.

There are almost endless rows of items and the ceilings are high as are the stacks of items all the way up to the ceiling.  The ability to find some items is relatively easy.  However, if you need specific advice or something a bit unique or out of the ordinary, you better go during off hours or good luck finding someone to help you out.  The people who know what they need to purchase have typically ordered online, by fax or just know where to go in the store.  They are able to walk the store with the huge carts, dollies and other assorted methods of transporting huge material purchases.

Here is the thing, if you are about to get married, you speak with other people who are already married.  If you are about to have children, you speak with people who have children.  If you are going to purchase a car, you speak with people who have bought a car.

Would you pretty much agree so far with this logic?

  • Who are you speaking with when it comes to your business?

  • Who are you speaking with when you are the CEO and everyone around you has an agenda, where is the real advice going to come from?

Let’s see where the conversation takes us – comment below.

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  1. I had to laugh out loud about your Home Depot story – I avoid it like the plague because it takes forever to find one tiny little thing for me. I totally agree – anyone who feels that overwhelmed and lost in their business definitely needs your help, Mitch!

  2. Great analogy Mitch – we don’t have home depot in Oz but I assume it is like going to Ikea. I can relate – people like social proof and they like to seek advice from others with similar interests. I believe the saying that we become the sum total of the five people we spend the most time with – so for me I make sure that from a business sense I am hanging out with business people who are playing a bigger game than me!
    Heidi Alexandra

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Just wondering how the IKEA experience is where you live?

  3. Wow! I never really thought of it that way…your story about HD is a great way to put coaching into perspective. You need someone with no agenda or ulterior motives and TONS of experience! 🙂 ~ Carmen

  4. Mitch –

    Your post immediately brought me back to the years we spent remodeling our first house! We replaced everything from the sewer to the rook and did it all (except the roof) ourselves! Hours and hours were spent in Home Depot and now we know the store like the back of our hands … 🙂

    You make a great point in this post – we ask for help is so many areas of our lives when we need it … but why is it that so many of us we fail to ask for help with our business?

    Sometimes I think it is because of the “impostor” syndrome hidden deep with … thinking someone may find out I’m a fraud, or that I’m not really good enough … Sometimes admitting we need help in our business feels like we’re giving that mindset some space … even though that’s not it at all!

    I think many business owners also are afraid to admit that they are struggling because they are afraid people will think less of them, think they are less good at what they do, and maybe as a result they will lose business.

    I’ve been in both places … but I had to get overt it. Asking for help isn’t admitting defeat for failure. Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re any less good at what you do. Asking for help won’t hurt your business…

    Asking for help with IMPROVE everything. When I started asking for help my entire business transformed. I hired a great coach, joined a supportive and helpful mastermind program, and expanded my team.

    Now I am supported and when I don’t know what to do – I have people I can lean on who support me… and with that I know I can achieve anything!

    Best wishes –
    Jennifer Bourn, Bourn Creative, LLC

  5. Mitch,

    Home Depot…you’re speaking my language!

    Dr. Robert Fenell

  6. This makes total sense Mitch and love your analogies as always!

  7. I love the analogy, Mitch! And you’re so right – we need to be talking to the people who’ve been there!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Thank you, so glad you are able to stop by and comment.

  8. Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

    Dr. Bob,
    Just wanted to ask you, do you like Home Depot?

  9. I agree with everyone, love your analogies as always!