Business without growth is not a healthy business. We want it to grow, develop and achieve its optimal success. We don’t want it to be stagnant and become unproductive. However, we must also consider the timing of its growth. Although the world seems to spin so fast, we don’t always need be hasty in dealing with our business development. We should not only consider the short-term impact of our decisions and actions, but also reflect on their long-term and permanent results. My fourth business tips for your success is to grow your business like a tree.
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” -Proverbs 21:5
So are you like a tree that grows gradually or a grass that sprouts quickly? Trees grow slowly but live for a long time, while grasses grow swiftly but also die so fast. If you are too hasty to grab more revenues without even providing quality to your customers or if you are too greedy depriving your workers their due benefits just to reduce your cost and maximize your profit, then you are growing like a grass. On the other hand, if you prioritize the satisfaction of your customers and the welfare of your employees despite investing and spending more money, then you are growing like a tree.
Real success in business is achieved through self-control, diligence and patience. When we plan, we need self-control to resist all the temptations and distractions that can ruin our plan. We also need diligence to consistently accomplish all the tasks and steps to succeed our plan. Moreover, we need to be patient to wait for our plans to realize on the right time. Remember that permanent growth is not achieved overnight. We also can’t harvest great things, if we don’t plant great things.
But most business owners want to quickly become rich. They think that financial riches are what success means. They will take all the opportunities to grab more profits, even though they go beyond ethics. Some people ignore the quality of their products just to cut the cost of production and maximize their income. Yes they earn more profit, but this is only on the early years of their business operation. When their customers are not satisfied, they will leave these brands and consequently these businesses will shortly fall to their end. This is the life of the grass.
Therefore, if you want to have a concrete and enduring business, you need to make it the hard way. You need to become selfless and focus on providing solutions to your customers. This will ensure your long-term profitability. You need to let your cash out and promote fairness inside your organization to motivate and make your people happy. This is to assure steady productivity. Yes it’s hard. But when I say the hard way, it is the simple way. Simple ways are not in fact easy ways. Just like your straight direction to success, straightness is simple… but it’s hard to stay straight.
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