I say that I want to take my business to the next level, thinking that I know what the next level actually is. What if the next level is not up but across or out? What if it’s another platform rather that a vertical stair?
As I observe the many changes in the home furnishings and interior design industries, and try to anticipate the next wave and what the new blue ocean versus the red sea is, I am challenged to be open and not ‘know’ what that’s going to look like. I am challenged to be thinking differently about what I do and offer and to whom I offer it, and to stay relevant and available at the same time.
And I say this because I am in the same place as many of you as you look at your businesses and how you have run them in the past, and even WHAT your business was and has evolved to now….and as you are, I am also looking up the road and resisting the pull to return to the past. It’s gone but remains a tempting tug that can keep us from taking the next step FORWARD.
Tell me….what are you doing to keep your business moving ahead? What are you afraid of and excited about?