Creating a sustainable business is like sculpting a human figure from a piece of stone. You begin with a large block, roughly the size and shape of the finished product. Maybe you sketch a few guidelines before you begin chipping away with a hammer and broad chisel.
In some areas you can chisel deep, while others take a finer touch. After a while, you begin to see the overall position of the body, but the details are still elusive. Every day, you come into your workshop and continue to coax life from an inanimate object.
Sculpting a business that makes you want to get out of bed each morning, takes time, focus, new skills, knowing when to push through and when to rest. It requires you to keep looking at your work from different angles, because it ‘s complex and multi-dimensional. You’ll eventually switch out rough instruments for finer chisels and files. Now it’s finally beginning to look like something!
This is how I view business, as a creative, always changing, intuitive masterpiece. And it’s a marathon, not a sprint, regardless of how many shiny Facebook ads promise you to help you make 6-figures in three months. Hey, no shame, at the beginning I watched countless webinars seeking one magical answer to make my company an overnight success. If that happens, bless you. The entrepreneurs I respect and follow have been at it for quite a while and I’m in it for the long-term.
What’s so great about running your own business? Setting the tone and culture for everything about your company. If you don’t like the way things are going, have a quick sit-down with yourself, make some changes and pivot.
Excited to create your own entrepreneurial masterpiece?
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