A Growth Mindset Will Change Everything

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up and it knows it must out run the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it's going to starve to death. Whether you're a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running. 

 

I love that quote.  It speaks to mindset.  A growth mindset.  You better wake up running, because someone out there wants your lunch  

 

You can't coast in business. Well, you canfor a while. But just like a bicycle, the only way you can coast ultimately, indefinitely, is going downhill. And it's no different in business. If you start getting complacent, unwilling to adapt and innovate, and stop paying attention to what's happening in the market, you will become irrelevant.  And it happens slowly like that coasting down the hill until you wake up one day and go, “Geez, what happened?” 

 

To be clear, when I'm talking about growth, I'm not talking about this has to be some crazy growth plan. I’m talking about adapting to the market, being innovative and staying out of the commodity trap.   

 

Our methodology and our strategic planning process focuses on four decisions every company has to get right as they scale up their business: people, strategy, execution, and cash. You get those right and you have a great shot at scaling your company up successfully. 

 

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must out run the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it's going to starve to death. Whether you're a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.  

 

Develop a growth mindset like that and you will watch everything change in your business.  

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