Being in business for yourself is so rewarding. I am thankful for the hard work it requires and the flexibility is provides. This week we are on Spring Break, and I have intentionally let my desk pile up with rags as a reminder to take it seriously.
I think complete focus is made possible with complete withdrawal. And when you are able to draw that kind of boundary powerful things can happen.
There are too many businesses that strive to do too much, and in the process they loose sight of what they are truly trying to do.
I’m not at all saying we should not strive for the next level, but in so doing at what cost will it be? Bigger is not always better, but of course bigger certainly means we can help more people. But is it worth the trade off? Weigh the tradeoffs, and if the pros outweigh the cons then go for it.
But don’t just step to the next level because that’s what you’re “supposed” to do.
Reasons are powerful, and though there are a myriad of them for what we do quality and substance is lacking in the marketplace. I dare say each one of us could inspire a greater depth to this by looking at quality versus quantity.
Quantity is good, but in this big box age what we need more of is quality.
It’s a paradox, but then again life is one paradox after another.
Food for thought.