Everybody loves "building years." The years when everything is coming together, behind-the-scenes efforts are paying off, and there are measurable leaps forward in your business. It's exciting.
But, ironically, it's easy to get off track immediately following one of those exciting growth periods. Why?
"Building years" alternate with what I call "balance" years, years when you're overwhelmed by what you took on. When you're dealing with growing pains. Sometimes ideas that were working great just kind of come to a halt for no discernible reason.
And sometimes, you're just not at the same place in your mind and heart that you were earlier.
Don't look at balance years as a temporary placeholder, or something to be endured, between building years. This period in your life is a gift, a chance to self-evaluate, to prune branches, to refine your own dreams and goals.
To stop playing catch up... and actually catch up.
Balance years are just as crucial for the long term success of your business as building years are necessary.
What are you in right now? A building year, or a balance year?