Are You In Control? Don’t Be.
Many people think the key to success is having an iron-tight fist on their business and needing to carefully dictate every baby step of progress. I not only think this is the wrong approach, but I also do the exact opposite.
When it comes to running a business, it’s not like constantly holding the seat or handlebars while pushing a child on a bicycle. It’s more like setting up bumpers on a bowling lane and making sure the ball just gets to the pins at some point. Keeping heavy control can actually kill your business and your forward momentum by not allowing external influences to steer. Creating boundaries is how I operate — it’s the best way to allow for situations I might not have accounted for to positively or negatively impact progress while also making sure the momentum is still moving forward.
Your business is a toddler. It needs to learn how to absorb and adapt to outside influence without the parent hovering. If a toddler falls down, they need to learn how to get back up and adapt.