Jan. 25, 2023

Build BIG, but NEVER Sell Your Thrive - Ep 335

Build BIG, but NEVER Sell Your Thrive - Ep 335

Make no mistake, we want to build great things, this is about thriving, not about overcooking our lives.

There is an incredibly tempting line that I believe entrepreneurs should only cross with major caution and a plan. There is an ability to sell...


Make no mistake, we want to build great things, this is about thriving, not about overcooking our lives.

There is an incredibly tempting line that I believe entrepreneurs should only cross with major caution and a plan. There is an ability to sell “your thrive” to the business. What does this look like? A successful entrepreneur with an incredibly enjoyable life begins to overwork “to make the business more successful.” It may even work, for a little while, but the business begins to permanently demand that extra effort out of the entrepreneur.

The irony is that is not a recipe for an effective visionary leader, and while it may help the business temporarily, it is a permanent recipe for a basket case business owner that treats his/her employees like garbage and ends up with a family that hates them, and a business that stagnates.

In the long run, THE ONLY WAY to build great things is to maintain your thrive.