“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain
A “mature business” is one that runs like a well-oiled machine- with clear systems and processes that can be replicated over and over. Decisions are made easily and efficiently and the lines of accountability and authority are clear.
Clients often come to me imbalanced. It doesn’t matter if they are new to business or if they have been doing it for 30 years, most of them have not internalized the necessity of balance for success. Our culture has been encouraging people to trade money for time and to ignore balance for hundreds of years.
It’s time we turn the tides and redefine what success really is. It’s time to evolve as a culture and celebrate success with balance, rather than just success with money. One creates happy, healthy, energized human beings with whole lives. The other does not.
The very acts of prioritizing, sharpening your focus, and delegating is what helps you get to your “next level” with ease. So, ask yourself, “What can you let go of today, to sharpen your focus on “the big stuff” and help you move forward?”