We don’t succeed alone, nor should we fail alone. The strength of our personal and professional advisory circle is a good indication for the potential of success. A good advisor is a good listener, who takes the opinions of others seriously. One of the best ways to advise is to understand what’s causing the inertia or what’s keeping the obstacle from being moved. This context and clarity is needed and what’s often missing. An advisor isn’t limited to professional roles, it also applies to our personal lives as well. Oftentimes this type of advisor is referred to as a mentor. A large benefit of an advisory circle is their collective experience and frameworks or proven solutions that bring results.