On the Mats: Business Length
So, how long have you really been in business for? Let’s go and find out.
Hi guys, Nathan McDonald here for another ‘On the Mats’ episode. We’re just going to sit down and look at: how long have you really been in business? And the reason I’m asking that question is because – Happy Birthday to me. I’m recording this on my birthday. I thought it would be a great message to actually get out there.
So, how long have you really been in business? One of the best quotes that I’ve ever heard – and I’m not too sure who it was from – but they talk about photocopying years, and have you been in business, let’s say, 10 years or have you been in business one year photocopied 10 times? And I’m very passionate about this topic only because: Are you doing something different? I look at the growth as yourself. It’s my birthday today; I’m now older – and I’ve had a lot of growth last year and the year before that and the year before that. And then I look at martial artists: every time, every year that they keep turning up, they’re growing. But is your business growing? Or is it staying stagnant? And this is something that I really want you to have a look at. Has your business grown as much to what it needs to be? And I was talking to a client the other day about the same topic, and he made this really, really interesting point. He said, ‘Five years into my business I was still working hard. I was still doing the installations; I was still doing paperwork at night, five years down the track. Though, let’s fast-forward a bit. He has now been in business for 15 years, turns over multimillion dollars in revenue and doesn’t really need to turn up anymore. He has got a fairly good lifestyle, he has got everything that he needs to, and it has taken him 15 years to be able to get that. Can you expediate it? Of course you can. There are things that you can do to expediate that type of thing, and I guess the biggest one is: take some risks. Go and employ staff, go and train them correctly; do a whole heap of things that way. And I know that’s what we do at Black Belt Business. We make sure that you’ve got your foundations in so you can build on those foundations and grow from there.
So guys, I want you to ask yourself this question this week: How long have you really been in business, and have you grown? Have you grown as a business and is it where it needs to be? And if it’s not, let us know. Whack your comments down below and let us know what it could be that’s affecting your business growing. Let us know if you’d like some help. Happy to whack the comments in, and don’t forget to check out our ‘Path to Business Mastery Course’ that is all about building the foundations and becoming a master in your business, and that’s very important for you to be able to be doing.
So guys, that’s it for me. I just wanted to find out how long you’ve been in business, and a quick birthday message from me. So, guys, have a great day. I’m looking forward to catching up with all of you soon. My name is Nathan McDonald. I’m an Aussie, my passion is business, and my message is global. Have a great day guys!