.You do not need an MBA or PhD degree to succeed in your own business. In fact, there are a lot of entrepreneurs who did not even finish secondary education, and many self-made millionaires have average intelligence.
Nonetheless, these people reached their full potentials and succeeded in business because of their willingness to learn. To succeed, you must be willing to ask questions, remain curious, interested and open to new knowledge. This willingness to learn becomes more crucial given the rapid changes in technologies and ways of doing business.
It’s been said that the smartest people know what they don’t know. Madelyn Alfano, who built a $19 million restaurant company from scratch, agrees.
Her secret? “You have to educate yourself, and you have to find people who are smarter than you, to help you,” says Madelyn. “I always believe in asking for advice from the smart people.”