“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ronald E Osborn
You would think that the concept of growth would excite most business owners, and it does, but it also comes with a tinge of worry. I will never forget the fear that I felt when I realized that I needed to move out of my house and into an office. Knowing that the move would be a big financial commitment, I was scared to say the least, but once I made the decision, I never looked back.
The thing about growth is that though while it is exciting, it also means things are changing and change can be scary. When a company grows it must change in a myriad of ways, from the space they need and number of employees, to other things like technology and marketing.
No matter the fear you might have in the prospect of growth of your own company, one thing is for certain, you MUST embrace it. Numerous business go down the path of failure when they grow, simply because the owner loses momentum in their own passion. Don’t be one of those people.
I’ve seen it happen, time and time again. People building their businesses on the foundation of unicycle, meaning, they get a mode of transportation started but once it takes off, they don’t upgrade it as they should. When a business is not modified with each growth it experiences, it makes them unprepared and being unprepared leads to failure.
A business cannot survive if it’s not growing, and growth is inevitable when you are doing things right. Believe in your company and your company will do great things. Follow up those great things by cultivating that mentality through your entire business career. Staying up to date on relevant topics and the cutting-edge news of your service or trade also help. Remember, a business is only as successful as you are, embrace growth and you will watch your company flourish.
Mark, that was very well said. If you are striving in your business and in life for all the right reasons, you can endure anything and overcome. I believe we are all capable of more then we believe we are.