“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity”- American author H. Jackson Brown Jr.
If you’ve been in business for even a little while, you’ve probably experienced the bitter pain of a missed opportunity. There’s one I missed a few months ago because I didn’t have a media kit that still keeps me up at night.
If we’re honest with ourselves, most of the times we miss an opportunity it’s because we weren’t prepared for it. Although we said it was something we really wanted, dreamed of even, we didn’t act like we expected it to happen and so when it did, we weren’t in a position to take advantage of it.
As we come to the end of this year and start making our big plans for next year, I want you to ask yourself- “If I’m really serious about these goals; if next year really is going to be the year I do it big, what do I need to get ready for all the wonderful things I want to happen?”
Maybe you’re going to expand into that bigger market you’ve been eyeing for a while. If you make more sales, will you need to bring on new employees to handle the increased demand? What’s your tax strategy so you don’t pay most of your increased wealth to the government? I can’t tell you how many clients choose in January not to incorporate because they think they’re not big enough and are weeping in December when they see what their tax bill will be because business took off and they made more than they expected.
If you stay ready, you won’t need to get ready and you won’t be letting missed opportunities keep you up at night.