I hope you don’t ever, ever, ever think you or your business is too big to fail. And not only because there are scores of examples where that proved to be wrong. But also because I your life (and business) will be better off when you realize no business is immune to failure.
Sears was too big to fail.
So was Montgomery Ward. And K-mart. And so on and so on.
Even Amazon, according to its owner, could fail. Gasp! Say it isn’t so! But it is. Because, like the old saying goes, “The only thing constant in this world…is change.”
And that’s why I encourage even my most seasoned, experienced clients to set up a business operations manual. I remember a business owner, a few years back, who told me his business was too big to set one up.
Uh-oh. There’s that “too big” stuff again.
And I remember talking with him about how he could take some time, right then, to create a repeatable system he could automate. Plus, he could use the system to delegate. Or, he could repeat himself, over and over again, after every new hire or policy change.
Plus, I explained to him how he has much more important things to do. But, unlike me, he didn’t consider a proven system to be a great business investment.
It weird how so many business owners put their money and faith in insurance products to help through tough times. But they don’t simply invest in their own business. And that’s how they can make sure it can run without ’em.
Sure, you can invest in stocks and commodities. But don’t fool yourself into thinking those investments will help your business make money when you’re not around.
And I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. Don’t expect somebody else to build your financial future? Invest some up-front time and build a future you can share with employees, family, and friends.
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