Business Toolbox Tip #3: Why Construction Owners Need to Pursue Personal Growth
The Problem: As an owner you feel like you are running constantly, but not getting anywhere.
The Zone – Zone 1: Business Management and Leadership
Up before the sun is. Your feet are moving before they hit the floor in the morning. And your mind really never shut down from the day before. Business never stops and the business owner never does either.
As if the pressures of business are not enough to keep you going full tilt, add the pressure of a family on top of the business and it is no wonder contractors are some of the most stressed people in the world. Balancing closing out a project with getting to see your daughter’s soccer game or your son’s football game is just that – a balancing act.
So now you are thinking that I am telling you that you need to throw time in there for learning and self-development? Yeh, right!
Hear me out on this.
The following are 5 valuable reasons for construction owners to pursue personal growth.
- Learn to balance work and the rest of your life. You started your company in order to make a better life for you and your family. But now the company is eating into the time you have with your family. It takes skills to balance the two.
- Company growth is capped. If you as the owner don’t grow, your company will not grow. Its growth potential is capped. You must grow if you expect your company to grow.
- Employee longevity. You have key employees. Employees are not content with just standing still. They want more money which means that growth has to occur. If you stop learning and they grow past you, you will lose your key employees.
- Everyone grows older. It is safe to say that you started your company when you were younger. Even if it is was started yesterday, you were younger. You cannot do the same work today that you did ten years ago. As you get older it is important that you are growing. One day you won’t be able to do what you do today – and then what are you going to do?
- Work on your business, not in it. If you are working in your business, you really just own your job. If you want to build a business, you have to start working on it and not just in it. In order to work on it, you have to work on yourself first.
Building a business requires building yourself first. Learn to work on yourself and in turn you will build those skills needed to work on the business.
The definition of idiocy is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
What results are you expecting?