I have always been fenatical about celebrating the start of something. So much so I would celebrate the start of the financial year, not the end, so not look backwards.
I received a piece of advice years ago which has served me well.
Plan the end before you begin.
There’s not enough places in our life where we do plan the end before we begin and we must do it in business.
When you’re starting your business do you want to sell? Do you want to list it on the stock market? Do you want to close it when the time comes.
It’s important to plan your exit and work towards it because the endings are better when they’re planned.
The end can be a beautiful experience when you get there because rather than it happening to you, you can have some control on how it ends.
There’s three big decisions you need to make around an ending.
- How will it end?
Make that decision, it can be liberating and create space for something exciting and new.
How long of a road map do you need to reach the end?
- Key actions
What are the key actions you will take to get you to your chosen ending?
Here’s to happily ever after!