Successful people get comfortable with being uncomfortable
I watched a Melbourne TED talk recently with speaker Bernadette
Schwerdt. Essentially, she spoke about how successful people she
interviewed for her book seemed to bumble their way on their
journey to success, and had the ability to "get comfortable with
I have observed that every successful business person has had to make decisions that took a lot of courage with some risk involved, and were uncomfortable in the process.
Their initial journey into being uncomfortable was often taking the first leap into starting the business. That may have included quitting
a job, leasing an office space or purchasing a business etc.
Sometimes the risk comes later when the business has some momentum and there is a need to take the big step in uncomfortableness.
Thinking about your business, what is the thing that your business requires now to give it the transformation that it really needs? Is it a new sales person to bring in the extra work that you really need? Is it the marketing person that you really need to give you more control over demand for your product or service? Or is it even help in financial management?
What is it that is really stopping you from making the decision to recruit that vital resource? Is it fear (getting uncomfortable) that you will incur additional overheads for no additional revenue? That is a valid fear, however what is it costing the longer viability of your business, not to make that decision? Consider the consequence of the Return on Investment (ROI).
Don't let fear prevent you from moving your business forward. If you are not confident in the decisions you need to make to move forward it may be worth engaging a professional mentor or trusted advisor to give you the support and processes you need.