Being raised on a farm, spring was always a magical time. Besides winter being over, it was a fresh start and a new beginning of the next crop. I watched the fields be prepped and planted, then waited for the sun and rain to make the seeds sprout out of that rich, black soil. The crop would experience both fast and slow growth periods, be stressed without rain or with too much rain, fight off insects, and perhaps weather a few strong storms challenging them to remain standing.
What the crops experience is much like the path of a Business Owner. The business will grow in phases, it will be stressed at times, and experience many challenges becoming stronger. The Business Owner will reap what it sowed, then prepare to do it all over again. I know you have all heard the phrase, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying”. A Business Owner and Farmer have very much in common.
This past month, I began working with two clients poised and ready for some serious growth. Two completely different types of businesses, but both shared about the same number of years in business. The fire in their eyes was contagious and they were filled with enthusiasm. Both admitted having some hesitation and knew they would need nudging along the way. Both said they needed to be pushed out of their comfort zones to capitalize on the opportunities before them. Both said they needed a plan and someone to hold them accountable to achieve their goals. Both were ready for me to become their guide and I was thrilled to join in their journey as they have INCREDIBLE GROWTH POTENTIAL! In the words of the late Tom Petty, “The future was wide open”.
A quote from George Addair states: “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” Many Business Owners fear growth. But if all you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear, isn’t it worth it? While we are avoiding what makes us uncomfortable, no growth exists. At some point, the avoidance will stagnate us. Perhaps even put us out of business.
Couldn’t you handle being a bit uncomfortable for exponential benefits? Think back on all the things you have feared in your lifetime. If you’re doing this right now, guess what? YOU SURVIVED! YOU ARE STILL HERE! This is all the proof a Business Owner needs to SURVIVE and THRIVE if they truly wish to grow, plus the help of a guide.