Monday, May 01 2017
Remember back when you were a child? Looking up to grown-ups, dressing in their clothes and dreaming about being older? Wishing time would go faster so you could play on the ‘big’ team or wear makeup or have more freedom. Most of us ‘grown-ups’ now wish we could go back and just enjoy the childhood moments for a little longer.
We are conditioned from an early age that bigger is better. That ‘more’ is better than less. What if this was wrong? Maybe more is not always better.
Many business owners have the same dream as our childhood selves – to be bigger and more grown up. What many fail to realize is that bigger companies come at a high cost. Growing pains are real.
Growing your company along a reasonable and steady path can be a good plan. Just know that it may not be all that you think it will be. It may not mean more time off or more money or more happiness.
In fact, it may mean more work for the same or even less money and a lot more stress. Kind of like being a grown up.
In the meantime, take a lesson from your childhood and enjoy the stage you are at.
Now - I am off to play hide and seek!
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