Patience

You are good at what you do. You have a great support staff around you. Your customers keep coming back. But…you just can’t seem to get over the hump or to the next level. The break that you are waiting for just isn’t on the horizon. And you don’t know what to do about it!

Sound like you?

After talking to many different companies, I have found one thing seems to be consistent with many of them. Patience.

In a world where most of us want everything now, or tomorrow, it seems as if patience is a lost art. Waiting for something isn’t an option. We want it now! But when talking to these successful business owners, they all seemed to claim just “sticking around” was their secret weapon. They didn’t try to grow too fast, and they made sure not fall stay down too long when times were tough. They were consistent. And over the years, that consistency paid off.

Each of our businesses are going to have its up and downs, its ebbs and flows. Which we all wish we could be in the up and flow, the reality is that we can’t. Instead of wishing for that, I like to think that staying in a straight line, with a upward movement (no matter how small, as long as it is up), is a very good thing.

You learn a lot about yourself and your company when you slow down and let patience take over. You grow smarter. You grow soundly. And most of all, you appreciate where you came from.

Sometimes the industry you are in is flooded with competitors and it will take some time before people find you. But you have to be there. Day in and day out. Doing a good job, priced right and delivering what you say you will. If you do this consistently and have the patience to stick it out, people will start to notice. And you will start to grow.

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