It’s funny, sometimes, when I work with some business owners. Everybody wants to get to the major leagues. We all want to be at the highest level. We all want to be at the pinnacle. We want to be dealing with the biggest customers on the biggest issues and at the biggest scale, at the premium tier. It takes time to get there. We have to build our way up. As I’ve traveled the world and I’ve worked with business owners. I’ve looked at my own business and the success of others, it’s very clear that almost everybody goes through tears.
Nobody starts at the top. It is rare indeed that somebody has a meteoric rise from a small platform to being huge. Everybody’s business progresses. The customers get better, the contracts get larger and the scale increases. We don’t find many businesses that just go from being small to huge in no time. It takes a progression. It takes building. Many business owners have dreams of being big and they expect to go from being small to huge overnight. This isn’t realistic. I’m all about empowerment.
In The 3 Laws of Empowerment, I talk about grabbing your dreams, going where you want to go and getting there. I believe that most of us have untapped potential. That we can get where we want to go but we won’t get there in an instant. We have to be realistic about the stair steps to get there, about building the skills, making the changes, doing the things we need to do to get to the top level. Same goes for our businesses. We have to stair step to where we want to be. We want to have those goals in focus. We want to know where we’re going.
We also want to know what steps we’re doing – each step of the way to get there. If we keep on that stair step, we can progress. We can’t thumb our nose at the small or medium sized stuff that we need to do to get to the large stuff. We need to understand how that works.
What’s been your experience with business growth? Have you seen others that have not been patient or who don’t have realistic ideas of where they want to go with their business? What are your thoughts on it? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your experience and thoughts.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can reach R. Shawn McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 418-0258.
About the Author
R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.