Do you find it odd, when business owners complain about the growing pains caused by the success of their business?
After all, it wasn’t growing that caused them the pain. It was their decision not to plan ahead!
As business owners, we need to always have an eye on the future. It’s not enough to be blinkered by what’s happening today, this week or this month. We need to make plans today, which focus on our business as it will be next month, next quarter and into the longer term.
For example, we should be speaking with service providers today, so that they are ready for any expected increase in our requirements. After all, you don’t want to wait until your website falls over under the pressure of your success, to start finding a better hosting package or provider – right?
Now is the time to put processes in place, so that as we grow, our operation naturally adapts.
Are there people you should be speaking with today, about your future success requirements? If there are, go and have those conversations, so that you can enjoy the rewards of success and the personal and professional development that comes from growing!