All that forward motion won’t grow your business…

Mar 25, 2011

…Because your business isn’t a simple two-dimensional construct. It’s a complicated, three-dimensional organism, and growing it is a complicated, three-dimensional process, not a simple, two-dimensional line on a chart.

All that relentless forward progress may feel like growth, but it’s not. Growth needs a fallow time. Growth needs care. Business growth needs tending, and mending, and pausing, and stopping and stillness and reflection.

Growing your business successfully often means coming around again, not always moving forward. Growing your business successfully sometimes means taking a detour, and sometimes it means just sitting, waiting.

So this weekend, slow up. And ask yourself this: “To grow my business, what do I need to be doing, besides doing?