Unlike humans, trees continue to grow their whole lives. They extend their branches upward, reaching for the sun, one of their most vital resources. Should a tree not grow quickly enough and be cut off from its source of light, it would wither and die. This is why they must constantly be increasing in size and height; their very survival depends upon it.
Not only do trees grow upwards, but they also develop complex root systems beneath the ground. In many cases, these are even larger than what can be seen on the surface. The roots work to pull water and nutrients from the earth around them. As the plant gets larger, the need for water and nutrients increases, meaning the roots must expand.
You should think of your career and company in much the same way. For your career, you must always be improving your skills and standing out among your peers. CE classes and professional development hours are crucial when it comes to reaching your full potential.
For a company, it is important to develop your sales team and operating procedures. Things like financial planning and team-building strengthen your organization and can help you achieve your yearly objectives.
At the same time, don’t forget to develop your network of contacts, lest your foundation crumble. Conferences and networking events are excellent opportunities to keep yourself strongly rooted in the industry.
One of the biggest problems trees inevitably run into is coming to a place where they have no more room to grow. This can be detrimental to them and to you. When you reach that point, you have two options: stop growing or make a change.
For an individual, this means it may be time to look for a new position since you have outgrown your current role. For a company, it means just the opposite. It’s time to consider hiring more talent to continue expanding your organization’s services and productivity.
Commercial Finance Consultants is an excellent resource for you to use. We can provide opportunities and talent you didn’t even know were available. We never want to see you stop growing and will do everything in our power to help you reach a place where the sky’s the limit!