I spent 30 years running my financial services business and got to the top of the heap, building it into a Barron’s Top 100 firm.
But it took a long time to get there. I spent a whopping 15 years in business coaching, trying to figure it out because I told myself if I couldn’t figure out how to stop working 7-day work weeks, I was going to quit and go get a job.
But even with all that coaching, I still had to figure all of it out by myself, because none of it was put together into a cohesive picture with a clear end goal in mind. My coach would tell me I needed systems and processes but then I’d have to figure out what that meant and how to create them. I was told I needed to hire staff but I had no idea where to look, who to hire, or how to compensate them to get the best return on my investment.
Eventually, through trial and error, I figured it out and sold my company in 2017 after 30 years for a multiple even I couldn’t believe!