Personal and Business Growth.
When I was a child, growth came naturally, I didn’t even think about it. Every few months my clothes would start to feel tighter. And occasionally, I needed new ones so Mum and Dad would go to the shops and buy them.
During that time I had my parents, coaches and teachers challenging me to develop on a daily basis, so I got used to it. Even when I didn’t like these people pushing me or challenging me I accepted it as part of growing up.
The problem comes when I got out of school. Nobody was pushing me to grow or go any further, there is no Personal Growth happening. I wonder if it was the same for you?
The Price of Growth
The price of growth is always less than the cost of ignorance and stagnation but many people choose not to challenge themselves to grow by investing in themselves and so by default, find themselves just standing still or stagnating.
And the truth is, if you don’t take responsibility for your personal growth – it won’t happen! You really need to invest in yourself to facilitate your personal growth. Keep learning and stay hungry for knowledge that takes you further.
How to correct this.
This is why many Business Owners fail in Business, they lack Personal and Business Growth and wonder why they fail. After being pushed through school, University or trade school, they go into Business and assume growth WILL be automatic. They often have great knowledge in one part of their business – The Technician. However, as Michael E. Gerber wrote in The E Myth, there are two other very important parts to having a successful business. Many Business Owners don’t extend their Business and Personal growth to include understanding the Entrepreneur and The Manager parts. This is where they become stuck.
When I started to invest in my Personal Growth, I know things started to get better for me.
If you would like some help with your growth or to get unstuck, contact us. We would love to help you and your business grow!