In order to build a sustainable, productive business you need to be comfortable taking risks & be open to criticism.
If you want people to be a part of your mission & relate to something; avoid adding another cliche laced track to the playlist of unreachable dreams in their heads. It's not about making everything "perfect" & then "revealing" it to the world.
It is dirty, it is ugly, it is difficult; but the grind is where the love comes from.
It's where the respect is earned.
It's where you justify the attention.
It's where the value is over-delivered.
It's the birth of your culture.
The dawn of a new relationship.
You need to be comfortable with allowing the world to see the process of how it evolves to "perfect" in the first place. Whatever that "perfect" looks like to you, establishing a tangible history of how it all began & bringing a value that people can attach themselves to, is a great start towards establishing a positive culture.
Adopting a proactive mentality sets the standard from the beginning & doesn't allow you to operate from a position that's constantly required to put out fires. By becoming more preventative & using a little foresight, you will avoid headaches in the future.
This tactic of learning to recognize & divert from the forest altogether, will enable you to bring more value & become a stronger asset to your team. It also draws the curtain a little to show what a strong recovery looks like in the face of adversity or how a "pivot" develops when an idea is in its "scaling" infancy.
Your story, from inception; is where the initial "buy-in" comes from. Executing, over-delivering value, and treating your relationships with positive reciprocity, is how you scale and evolve.
Just here to say, that I'm feeling blessed because of all the support I receive each and every day. Thanks for all the love guys and girls! Glad I can inspire so many of you, y'all will become what you want if you never give up on your dreams and goals. Keep on grinding, keep on hustling. I'm proud of you ❤️🔥 PS: thank you @denisminchenkov for this awesome photo 👊