Written by Athaliah Renee
Years ago, when I first learned to swing dance, I was happy just to know the basic steps. It gave me a sense of security to know when and where to place my feet AND I could join the party, finally!
The thrill of that naiveté however, waned quickly when I was asked to dance by a seasoned dancer. He assumed that my knowledge of the basics meant that I could maintain my count through his leading… he was wrong.
I learned VERY quickly that the basics were just that and to actually dance meant to follow the leader, to feel his subtle signals to my hands, arms and legs and of course, to respond with my body.
Our businesses are much like this, I think; we learn the basics and feel confident about starting, but the real work of growing a successful business lies in your ability to discern, shift and respond as necessary.
If you’ve had a similar experience with your business or other ventures in life — I’d love to hear from you and share horror stories — please leave a comment in the comments section below.