Many say parenting is the most challenging role we’ll ever undertake. But, there’s a role that’s even more challenging—being at the helm of a rapidly growing small business.
We small business owners sometimes refer to ourselves as “The Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer,” because we are filling multiple positions in the business, rolling up our sleeves and working right alongside our employees. We pour our blood, sweat and tears into meeting the insatiable demands of our growing businesses. This is why so many of feel depleted, burned out and hopelessly tethered to our businesses.
Successfully navigating explosive growth, and coming out on the other side with a thriving business and a high quality of life, requires a different mindset and a different set of strategies than the ones we relied on when we started our business.
What is explosive growth really like?