You Don’t Have to Have All the Answers


As a business owner, it may seem a strange concept admitting you don’t have the answer to every question. It might be comforting to know that you’re not alone. It’s worth recognising that as our business evolves so too does our skill set and experience.

From a networking point of view, not having the answer is the driving force behind us connecting with fellow business owners, regardless of industry.

Understanding our strengths and outsourcing, or learning how to support our weaknesses makes us better entrepreneurs.

The Socially Shared Business Support Network is a hub of vital information when it comes to finding the answers we seek. Not just to pass on to our business clients, but also on a personal level.

The topic selections are carefully chosen to compliment the range of businesses represented at the networking meetings, and some themes are selected from the wish list of those members who are looking to learn more.

The concept of Socially Shared is to provide as many answers to the questions we seek, but is there a way to deal with the not knowing in between meetings?

Here are 5 things to remember when you feel uncomfortable about not having all the answers:

  • We are all learning, searching, and discovering who we are, and what we’re meant to do.

  • Don’t worry about not having the answers. Take a step back and think about who you could approach to help fill in the gap in your knowledge. Your connections are valuable and worth nurturing.

  • Ever thought that you’re not supposed to know everything!

  • When faced with a question or situation that you don’t have the answer to it’s perfectly acceptable to say ‘I don’t know.’ Adding, ‘but I can find that out for you’ or ‘what are your thoughts/opinions’ can be powerful alternatives.

  • Embrace not knowing everything and let it work for you and your business. Buffer (social media site) have adopted their lack of answers as a company mantra: Instead of being authorities on social media, we can be authorities on thorough research, fascinating statistics, and personal experience

As we search out the gaps in our expertise by attending workshops, we must also recognise and celebrate the sheer volume of information we do know.

Play to your strengths but accept that you won’t always have all the answers and be comfortable with this.

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