Consult Your Polar Opposite
Having someone to bounce ideas off of helps me tame my thoughts and come to smarter conclusions. My business partner, with whom I run a nonprofit, is perfect for this because we’re complete opposites. We disagree on just about everything, and as a result we help each other see unique angles on a problem. Recently we needed new computers. I wanted to buy low-cost machines; he wanted an expensive brand. He convinced me that they weren’t a rip-off, and the ones he advocated for have revolutionized our business. Friction between people who think differently means better decisions.