E-News - What is Your Foundation?
As the old adage goes, “if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.” Our foundation is the most important aspect of our business success. If we only stand for making money, we’ll be very disappointed and left empty. If our foundation revolves around outdoing others, we lose focus on our business operations and worry more about what others have or are doing. If our foundation rests on just getting to the next vacation or holiday, the business will suffer, and it won’t be long before we go broke.
As for me, my foundation is God. He is where I get my strength that enables me to plow through the daily grind. By reading His Word, the Bible, I gain wisdom that helps me make sound business and life decisions, and through His example, I learn how to better serve others. It is upon this godly foundation that I try to operate my business and my life, always asking myself, “How do I want to be treated or, better yet, how do I want my grandmother to be treated?”
Foundation is defined as “morally firm and incorruptible character.” The higher the tower, the stronger a foundation is needed to support it. Like a pile of Jenga blocks, a structure without a solid foundation will collapse, and the same holds true when it comes to achieving your goals in life. The more ambitious you are, the stronger your foundation must be. We can glean great wisdom from Bruce Lee, who said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Building strong foundations is a process, one that requires patience and time. It involves a lot of strategy and grunt work, and it may feel meticulous, mundane, and boring at times, but the result of that perseverance will be a strong tower that can stand the test of time. The business that builds its foundation on serving others correctly will grow over time, and it will not topple.
What is your foundation? Choose it wisely, my friends, because everything depends on it!
HVAC Business Coach