My mum, Louise, is one of the coolest chicks on the planet. She is so gorgeous, so fun, very natural and she really looks after me by sending me job postings or sharing my latest project on her facebook page.
- Do I ask my mom for feedback on business projects? Of course I do!!
- Do I take her advice as the ‘be all end all’? Never!
This isn’t because she doesn’t have valuable advice, it’s because she has a biased opinion that can’t be trusted. When you want to know what the public thinks of your latest idea, you have to ask the public. You need to get feedback from a person who isn’t afraid to tell you that you suck. Find a stranger, find an expert in the field, get collective feedback that works. Some consultants (such as myself) will even give educated feedback for free, just ask!
Family can have great insight but they also want to support you no matter what.