Don’t worry, I haven’t gone all Heather Small on you.
Today is a chance to take a step back and celebrate achievements, because business (like life) can be very tough at times.
In 2018 our Scale Community celebrated a record number of industry awards and personal accolades. Whether you’ve achieved this through differentiation across your services or products, or invested time in personal development, then give yourself a pat on the back because you are doing that something extra that your competitors simply aren’t doing.
We saw many of you make a break for freedom; by this I mean taking time out of your business…
- Some of you are working on your Exit, whether that’s cashing in on your big pay day with a sale, investing in other ventures, or simply exiting yourself from the business to spend more time with family or pursue hobbies.
- We’ve loved seeing pictures of new offices/premises that some of you have expanded into; again, because you’ve managed to exit yourself from your business to focus on this.
- The most gratifying Christmas gift we witnessed was one of our clients jetting off to Australia for four weeks with their four children; when this time last year they were stuck in their business working stupid hours just to barely survive. And they know when they return, they’ll still have a business because they have got it working for
Finally, we’ve witnessed business owners stepping out of the ordinary; pushing comfort zones. From completing marathons and representing their industry at the House of Lords, through to publishing books, speaking on the stage to huge audiences, and making it to Everest Base Camp.
There’s far too much to list off individually, but if you’re just starting your Scale Journey, or are established but have hit that ceiling, this year has been proof that it’s never too late to try (actually, to do).
Here’s to 2019.