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