When your business grows quickly, things don’t “naturally fall into place” like you might hope or think. Many businesses actually go out of business as a result of growing too fast and not having the infrastructure to support it. The way to avoid some (and I do mean some) of the surprises that go along with business growth is to have modeling and a process that will help you see and address some of the obstacles.
Sitting is the new smoking when it comes to health problems. There are shout-outs everywhere about technology taking a toll on our health and lifestyle, citing common effects like sleeplessness, weight gain, mental stress, etc.
But there are two sides to every coin. While there is no denying the negative impacts of technology, as with many things in life, moderation is key.
Karen Reed explains in her article, “8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health”, that technology doesn’t need to be written off. Using it in the right ways can actually improve both our lives and our health.
In the last two articles, ‘Importance of Thought Leadership for Corporate Growth’ and ‘Your Company’s Thought Leadership Has Eluded Business Development Success’, we focused on thought leadership. We talked about the importance of thought leadership for corporate growth, while also looking into factors in which a company might miss out on the benefits of thought leadership. In this article, we’ll discuss the connection between thought leadership and brand awareness.
When you started your company so many years ago, it probably seemed like it was going to be awesome. You see the “enviable” lives of entrepreneurs who build and sell multi-million dollar or even billion-dollar companies, repeatedly. They take vacations whenever they want to, have staff to do everything and “do what they love so they will never have to work a day in their lives.”
It was kind of like that with my older kids when they decided to move out…freedom to do what they wanted, when they wanted, etc., dominated their thinking.
In both cases reality struck one day. While the kids just moved back home (Another story. Oh, Lord. Pray for us!) and enjoy life (I don’t think they will ever leave!), as an entrepreneur, you had two choices: give up or get going.