But they let the company dictate the timeline. BIGG success is life on your own terms.
You won’t be a BIGG success if you let others dictate how fast you rise.
Your company’s timeline versus your timeline
We have a friend who wanted to rise to the top ranks of his employer. He looked at how quickly his company promoted people. On average, it was about every four years.
Then he went a step further.
He determined that the people in the executive suites got promoted about every eighteen to twenty-four months. He realized that he needed to get promoted every two years to reach his BIGG goal.
Modeling a timeline for your business
This doesn’t just apply to climbing the corporate ladder. If you’re a business owner, who are the models of success in your industry?
Comparing yourself to others can be a trap. But it can also be a tool.
Create a timeline based on their success. For example, you may establish milestones like:
- time to build your prototype
- time to startup
- time to make the first sale
- time to breakeven
- time to profitability
Of course, your milestones will depend on your business. But a timeline will help you push even the next milestone seems far away.
Just make sure you’re starting from relatively the same place as the person you modeled. For example, if they had more capital than you, you may want to back off of their timeline a little.
Look at the people who are where you want to be. Figure out the path they used to get there. But also look at the time it required. Make adjustments for your situation.
Set your own timeline. It leads to BIGG success!
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