Deciding how to balance growth and community is the unique burden of business owners. They are set apart by the responsibility to decide, and the consequences of those decisions. But there are opportunities for community with other owners who are making the same choice as you. That’s where we discover that belonging is better than being alone.
Owners who have no interest in a company other than financial do not belong to that community. They have to find their experience of belonging somewhere else.
That is not a bad thing. In fact, it can be a very wise part of a financial plan. But it is fundamentally different than being financially and relationally invested. When we separate the money and the people in our lives, it simplifies things, and it creates a sense of stability.
But something qualitatively different can be found when we combine the two. Then we have a company, not in the legal, corporate sense. But in the “I am in the company of these people” sense. (Read more at RedemptiveLeader.com)
It can be both terrifying and exhilarating to be bound together this way, both satisfying and unsettling. These companies are not for everyone. But there are those who once they have tasted that experience will always want more.
This defines those who truly belong. They could be somewhere else, but they choose to belong here. They could find someone to pay them more, but they choose to pay others before themselves instead.
These are special people. They live for a unique purpose that no one else can truly feel, and few others can even understand. And yet, to deny that purpose is to deny their own souls. To ignore that call is to be deaf to life itself.
These are business owners who can’t imagine themselves doing anything else. That is their reason for owning a business. These men and women are a special breed, and it takes a special kind of person to serve with them, to become their trusted advisor.
Let MLA become your trusted advisor. Let our knowledge protect you, our insight guide you, and our leadership empower you.
At MLA, we protect, we guide, and we empower.