Evolution of the Business Self

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Can business and philosophy coexist?

I would argue that both are intertwined because the better you know yourself, the better you are positioned to set yourself up for success.

When you are starting out in your field, you begin creating yourself. Who you are, who you want to be, and where you want to go. It’s not easy and it’s never point-to-point.

Decision “A” led you to consider Decision “B”, which failed, but exposed you to Decision “C”, which succeeded and turned into a Decision “D” opportunity. Rinse and repeat.

It takes years and years. Steps forward, steps back. Hopefully 2 for the former and 1 for the latter if you are lucky enough, but it never works the way you want it to most of the time.

Maybe you fail at a few things. Maybe small successes here and there. But you never stop grinding away and tinkering with where you want to go. Never lose sight of the end game.

Then things click into place and you begin ascending. You experience smaller successes which allow you to move into another role, exposing you to larger opportunities. Maybe something outside your comfort level but with potential to take you further than you had thought possible if you are willing to roll the dice and work hard enough. Additional acceleration occurs. Further stratum reached, new pressures appear but new opportunities continuously emerge.

Your role and who you are advances further, and you find yourself in uncharted water once again.

Maybe you are ready for it, maybe not.

Creating yourself and continuously evolving is never a straight line affair. I wish there was a manual so that everyone could find their path but unfortunately it doesn’t exist.

The good news is that if you squint hard enough, you can almost see it…

Matthew Achak

Matthew Achak is the Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of FCR. His role within FCR involves actively managing all company wide sales, marketing, business development, social media, public relations, client facing communications, and ongoing program growth. Founded in 2005 in Roseburg, OR , FCR is the most respected outsource provider in the industry.

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Jeremy Watkin
10/25/2017 11:04 am

So true, Matthew. We want our trajectory to fit into a feel good movie or a best selling business book but it doesn’t work that way. Even the steps back make sense in the long run. Thanks for sharing this!


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