Have you ever wanted to make it onto the Inc. 5000 list and join the ranks of Microsoft, Intuit, and Zappos?
Today, Inc. notified us that we made the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row, making us one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., again!
It’s an honor, and a dream come true to be on the list.
Instead of tooting our own horn by talking about how cool we are for making the list, I want to help YOU get on the list (assuming you aren’t already on it – I suspect many of our customers or people reading this already are!)
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Make Aggressive Growth Your Goal
I know it might sound obvious, but this step is FREQUENTLY overlooked…let me explain:
I remember a moment when our company was stagnating. We had a healthy business, but the reality was that for a period of time, it felt like we were just humming along in circles.
This is a common problem in many organizations. Sure, you want growth, but daily actions may not reflect that (or contribute to it).
It’s easy to get sucked into a routine of checking email, attending meetings, and doing busywork that seems worthwhile but doesn’t make an impact on growing the business.
Now, having a comfortable, healthy business that’s chugging along is a good thing to have.
But to me, that can also bring along an underlying killer: Complacency.
You see, the ENEMY of growth is complacency.
If things are bad, you change.