It takes time – and significant patience – to build the strong, stable foundations your business needs to contain and capitalise on its growth.
It also demands incredible levels of resilience, a spirit of openness to change and a commitment to continuous improvement.
When I ran my first business at age 22, there was no one I could turn to for advice. There were things way beyond my experience that fell to me as a director to handle and honestly, I was terrified of getting it wrong.
20+ years later I’ve seen inside numerous companies, and based on thousands of conversations with business owners who have been actively engaged in addressing the challenges of business growth, this is what I’d say to you:
You’re probably doing a lot better than you think you are.
Naturally you want to know you’re making the best decisions you can. You want to know you’re on track, making the best of the time you have and doing what you’re best at within your company.
It’s who you are!
All the entrepreneurs I work with have incredibly high standards for their own performance and it’s one of the things I love about working with them. That and their ability to implement fast.
When you’re in the trenches and things are breaking all over the place, building a business can be pretty stressful. They don’t call me the Queen of Calm for nothing!
However….I also know that you’re committed to your continued success and growth, and wouldn’t have it any other way.