Growing vs Grown (There’s a Difference)
As we wait for our morning tea to brew and sit in front of our laptops snuggled up in our sweaters, we’re thinking about growth.
As kids, we hear the word grown-up and often perceive it as a final destination: “One day, I’ll be a grown-up!”
*So young, so naive!*
The irony is, of course, there is no magical day that we suddenly emerge a grown-up. And honestly, if you’re doing life right, you’re never fully grown. Instead, as we get older, we start to understand on a deeper level that we’re all constantly growing and changing. If you’re not, then you’re stagnant (yikes!).
Coincidentally, growth is also a fascinating part of being an entrepreneur. You can and should choose to keep growing and evolving your business and as a business owner. Sometimes growth can look like new projects, products, team members, or clients. That energy can be exciting! Other times growth looks like getting quiet, going within, and deciding to let go of things that don’t serve us or our businesses anymore.
Growth takes on many different forms as an entrepreneur.
…so we’re using this week’s collection to focus on growing ourselves and our businesses.
But before you dive in, we want to share a gentle reminder to be good to yourself during seasons of change and growth.
Remember: there is no final destination, only where we’re at right here and now.
We can only make decisions and choices with the information we have right now — and that’s more than good enough. So, while none of us might feel fully “grown,” it’s nice to know we’re all still, hopefully, growing and evolving ourselves and our businesses for the better.
Just Keep Growing
Customers are the lifeblood of your business, so it’s worth taking the time to understand their needs. Your products or services will be all the better for it. (article)
Ever thought of starting a podcast? Get inspired with this guide, featuring our very own Em! (PDF download)
Got a business problem? Here’s how to decide if your business issue is worth solving. (article)
Finish 2021 strong and tackle your year end like a champ. (article)
Keep yourself and your business honest with this one. (article)
If your latest project is leaving you feeling a bit overwhelmed, try using this simple project plan to get back on track. (article)
Forget New Year’s resolutions. You’re wayyyyy more boss than that. Here are four goals you can start reflecting on now. (article)
More ways to think ahead with these 10 financial trends every entrepreneur needs to know for 2022. (event)
A look at the 100 most inspiring female founders of 2020. (article)
If you keep putting something off ‘til the last minute, try out the ‘puddle theory’. (podcast)
Repeat after me: My debt does NOT define me. (article)
Let’s Get Down to Biz-nass
Businesses aren’t the only ones with systems. Turns out people are systems, too. (article)
If your recruitment process isn’t inclusive, there’s no chance your workforce will be. (article)
Need ideas for a good hybrid work policy? Check out these tips. (article)
Make your next new hire’s remote on-boarding as smooth as butter. (article)
Fully vaxxed? Here’s how to ditch those little paper cards and go digital on your phone. (article)
Loom is looking to unlock the potential of video for hybrid work. HINT: It helps to have $130m Series C funding. (video)
Starbucks employees are trying to form the chain’s first union. Does that mean we’ll get better lattes? (article)
A new star is born. Notion is blowing everyone’s mind with its functionality AND its $10B valuation. (Now can we brag we used it before TikTok made it cool?) (article)
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