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13 December 2023

Navigating Business Growth: From Spreadsheets to Real-World Success

Navigating Business Growth: From Spreadsheets to Real-World Success - The Value Engine

Hey there, fellow entrepreneur! Today, I want to dive into a scenario we’ve all played with some point – creating your world-beating business on a spreadsheet. You know, the one where your turnover grows consistently year after year, costs remain low, and profits just keep on soaring. It’s the dream, right? But let’s face it, real life rarely plays out that smoothly.

The economic downturn, double-digit material cost inflation, and those pesky staff shortagesโ€”nope, they were not part of our beautifully crafted spreadsheet model. Reality likes to throw a few curveballs our way.๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธย 


Progress isn’t a straight line, and things usually take longer than expected. Plans change as we learn on the journey. It’s the messy, unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

So, what’s the fix? Well, here’s a new way to look at things:

๐Ÿ“ˆ You start by doing good things, finding customers, and growing your business.

โ›ˆ๏ธ Suddenly, you’re operating at 110% capacity, working 24/7, and feeling like you’re on the brink of burnout. You throw more people at the problem, but honestly, it’s tough to deliver well and make money. Things start falling off the table, and you realise something has to change.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ That’s when you decide to invest in building systems and capabilities so you can achieve more with less.

๐Ÿ“ˆ The breakthrough happens. Life is good; sales come pouring in, and profits start to soar.

Think of your business as a glass of water, with the glass representing your capacity and capability and the water as the work. You start by filling the glass and getting work in. As it gets full and threatens to overflow, you grow the glassโ€”this includes building a strong culture, expanding your capabilities, and increasing your capacity so you can do more. Then it’s time to fill that enlarged glass with sales, taking full advantage of your newfound abilities.

Still with me? Great!

So, what’s the trick, the secret sauce?

It’s all about knowing when you’re in a “Fill the Glass” season, focused on getting new clients, or a “Grow the Glass” season, where you’re building capability for your next big move. And the key is aligning your actions with the season you’re in. You don’t want to be so busy that you’re not paying attention to the water level, causing that glass to overflow because that’s where things go awry.

But how do you make this all happen?

๐Ÿ’ก First, get knowledge and expertise. It’s out there, from books to your network or even good ol’ YouTube. Learning from others’ experiences can be invaluable.

๐Ÿ’ก Make time to build for tomorrow. This is hugeโ€”unless you actively invest in the future, it won’t happen. And remember, it takes time!

๐Ÿ’ก Be accountable for taking action. Having an advisor or mentor can make a world of difference. Doing it alone is tough; having a guide can make your journey much smoother.

So, does this resonate with you? Are you ready to navigate the twists and turns of business growth, leaving those perfect spreadsheets behind?

Ready to transform your business and turn those dreamy spreadsheet scenarios into a thriving reality? It’s time to take action, and I’m here to help you along the way.

๐Ÿš€ Let’s kickstart your journey towards sustainable growth and success. Book a call with me today, and together, we can work on a personalised strategy tailored to your unique business needs.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment; make this moment perfect. Click the link below and schedule a call now. Your future success is just one click away! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“ˆ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click here ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Let’s take your business to the next level, one step at a time.

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