I had a great conversation with my kids and some friends recently. It reminded me of a wonderful gift that I forgot I have: I absolutely love the work I do. I love this business and the team we have built at Lawrence and Co.

In the conversation, we were talking about investments with our kids and the types of businesses to get into. Specifically, businesses that can be built and sold versus ones that can’t. While a consulting business can be solid and enjoyable, it’s not like some others that can be built and sold for buckets of cash.

That’s when a friend reminded me of how, while many people could sell their business for tens, hundreds or millions, they don’t love it every day, like I love my business.

It reminded me to be grateful to have a business I love so much. More importantly, that I also want other people to have that same gift – to have a business that gives joy and fulfillment. And not one that they feel they need to endure on a daily basis.

So, here’s the question for you. What would you need to do, in your business, if your happiness was on the line?

The Challenge

  • What would you need to change about your business to really enjoy the next 20 years? Make this list even if you don’t think it’s possible.
  • What would you change about your team, customers, processes, specific responsibilities and how and where you spend your time?
  • What would you change about your team or your culture?

To hear more, listen to part one of two of this Growth Whisperers podcast, and check out Chapter 4, Invest in Your Sweet Spots, in Your Oxygen Mask First.


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