Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.
While the sermon addressed lasting love relationships in marriage, it had me reminiscing about the early days of when I started my business. It was in 1997. I was a young 31 year old who felt she could conquer the world. I had goals. I had a mission. Most importantly, I had an immense amount of love and passion for what I did and who I served.
Nothing stood in the way of my progress. I took challenges on and won. I stepped over obstacles. I looked adversaries in the eyes and every time they told me I couldn’t do something my response was always “watch me!”
There was no fear! All I had was love!
Can you remember those early days for yourself? Do you remember the refreshing feeling of being independent? Do you remember being mesmerized by your customers? Do you remember the anticipation of achieving your goals? Do you recall daydreaming about the day when you made millions? Do you remember how you felt when you realized your business is the tool to create generational wealth?
Here I am, 23 years later and many things have changed. People have come and people have gone. My love has come and my love has gone. The things I was in love with before have vanished and, while I’ve found myself loving more and loving new, I realize the five phases of love in relationships also exist in business. You can't get to 23 years in business without going through phases.
It’s important to know what phase you may be in to create change and make progress. Here are the five stages of love in business as I see them. The titles were inspired by the Sunday morning sermon.
These stages are a normal part of business growth and maturity. The key to advancing beyond each stage is to keep certain structures, systems, tools and resources in place. Here are a few of them.
As a Business Strategist and Million Dollar Mentor, I am on a mission to help small businesses advance successfully through each phase and see their way to legacy. Take a look at each phase and determine where you are, the let's talk about it.
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