Business & Bamboo
The thing about bamboo is like this: one day there’s nothing growing, and the next day it can be nearly 4 feet tall.
An overnight success!
Or so it seems.
Actually, for about 3 years before you see these shoots, a huge roots system is developing and establishing underground, preparing for this burst of growth. The impressive results you see are the culmination of 2-3 years of intense struggle underground- and not 24 hours above.
So what’s the business lesson here?
I know when I see other businesses launch new projects, I think to myself, “Wow! How did they get that off the ground overnight?” But I’ve learnt, as has anyone else working on a big project or launch, that nothing happens overnight. Every project takes years of underground development until you see any results above ground, and the results are only as strong as the work put in.
In the coming months, Strand Consulting will be rolling out a number of exciting new projects, starting with the Business Breakthrough Podcast, a new website, some new courses and a new sub-brand.
Here are my two takeaways from the work we’ve been doing and the bamboo growth cycle:
1. Don’t get discouraged when you see other businesses charging ahead. It probably took them years to develop what is now moving them forward so fast.
2. Don’t be afraid to put in that work and effort! You too can grow fast and strong if your roots are properly developed.