Business is About the Process – Not the Result
The most productive business planning is not about ends; it’s about experiencing means. It’s not the objective; it’s the process. It’s not about getting things; It’s about becoming more human. It’s not about winning or losing; It’s about sitting on the edge of the mountain on the way up. Neither going forward or backward, to savor the intensely sweet joy of the moment. It’s not about pushing yourself, but about experiencing yourself.”
Take my word for it, making money from pushing yourself is not worth it. Essentially, it is like going into debt emotionally, and life will demand payment in full.
Overall, the planning process, when done with the heart, can bring up intense emotions that range from joy and hope, to panicÂ and fear. I have had a wild week diving into this planning process. Many time I felt that my situation was hopeless and that I would never make it and my ‘goals’ were a joke. There have also been moments of confidence and feeling empowered.
Mostly the sense is to get moving, dive in with a process in mind that can take you to the ultimate goal, but be prepared experience the tide and the waves that owning a business can be. I’m much clearer than I was a week ago about what I want my life to look like, and how I can create a business to support that vision.
If you’ve read the entire series, I hope it has been useful. Also, I’d like to thank Michael Gerber for hisÂ amazingÂ The E-Myth Revisited book. Before I read it I was well on my way toÂ duplicating the same business mistakes that cost me so dearly in my last business. Now I have, at least, and understanding of what a real business is and I have hope that this time I will do much better of achieving my goals on every level.