You have heard the expression,- It’s a marathon, not a sprint, right? It applies to almost every activity worth doing. Didn’t Malcolm Gladwell posit in his book, Outliers, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become world-class in any field? Whether you want to become a master genealogist, a pro golfer, or successful entrepreneur, it doesn’t happen overnight.

There was an article recently published in Crain’s Detroit about one particular person’s journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur, scaling a business.  You can read the whole article here.

Mark Winter, president and founding partner of Bingham Farms-based Identity Marketing & Public Relations LLC, explains what he did differently on his journey to scaling his business.

The main points he makes are:

  1. When you are trying to scale, it get’s more difficult.
  2. Find a way to instill discipline in your company.
  3. Everyone has to buy in a plan and an operating system for your company.
  4. Doing what you did before will only get you to where you are already.
  5. It takes time to change, not forever, but time. Be patient.
Picture credit: Derek Hatfield

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