Yes, I’m sure there are some people out there who are “scaling up” their business. And many are successful at it. I’m here to tell you that the opposite is true. At my place of business, we are scaling down. There are no more customers, no more clients, no more work. We are focusing on our core business. We’re focusing on what we do best.
We are not, in fact, scaling down. We are merely scaling up again.
It’s a good thing you want to grow, or at least you’d be able to grow, but you are at a point in your business where you are not growing. When you try to grow and hire more people, you find yourself over-hiring. As a business owner, you don’t really know how your business is going to grow. It just happens anyway.
When it comes to scaling up, it’s really hard to do. While some businesses do it in phases, like building a new factory, others are stuck in a phase where they don’t hire new employees, or, if they do, they hire for too long and then have to fire people to make room for the new hires. As a business owner, you have to decide if you want to grow for the sake of growth, or to grow for the sake of profit.
In the next few weeks we will be talking about how we plan to get around this fact that we have to keep working on getting it all going. If we can do that, then everything will be fine. But if we can’t do it, then maybe our business is just going to start a little slow. If we can’t get it all done, then we have to let go of everything and start over.
The only way to grow is to increase your work, but it’s not always easy. If you have a full-time job, chances are you’re not going to be able to work at a pace that takes you to your full potential. If you have to work at a slower pace, then you need to take some time off. You may even need to move your business so you can get back to where you were before your business began to grow. It’s a fact.
The other way around is, if you never start at the beginning, you never grow. If you never expand, you never get closer to where you want to be.
If you never start off by doing something, you never make progress. As with the other statement, it’s a problem that comes up in business and life. If you don’t start with something, it’s not going to help you get anywhere, and if you don’t expand by moving on, you won’t get closer to where you want to be. It’s a dilemma that we all face, and everyone needs to live in the middle.
This statement brings up the very question that I’ve always asked in my videos, “what am I doing now?”. What are you doing now? (or are you doing?) I’m talking about the actions that you’re taking now, and those actions are what will ultimately lead to where you want to be.
The question in my videos is about the actions that you are taking, not the actions that you are currently taking.