K2 is a majestic and breathtaking mountain, the second tallest in the world at 28,251 feet. The statistics: 367 have made it to the top, 86 have perished.

Reaching the peak is an incredibly challenging thing to do. It’s important to note that climbersreach the summit with the assistance of a Sherpa. They are uniquely qualified to read the weatherand recommend routes.

Quite simply, Sherpas know the way. They’ve been there, done that, and help carry the load to base camp. They’re right there with you and even help carry gear to basecamp.

The Pack Mindset

Smart business owners know they don’t have all the answers. In fact, they oftentimes travel in packs. You’ve probably built a network of like-minded entrepreneurs, belong to a master mind group, or have an advisory board. The value of these can be immense. There are also ways to do this formally with C12 and Vistage, groups that I have a great respect for. Join a group.

Find a Guide

For small business owners, a trusted business advisor is the answer for a guide: someone who calls on years of experience consisting of both successes, and failures. They to been there, done that, and are happy to help you make fewer mistakes on your journey.

There are times, when you’re spent and overwhelmed, you need a shot of oxygen. Your guide will be right there for you.

Lastly, they’ll tell you the truth when others don’t and see you through to the top.

Ready to climb?

Let’s go!