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Why Didn’t My Company Grow Bigger Faster?



Pocari Sweat

Blood and tears too.

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”
–Robert Frost

I was fortunate enough to be able to cofound a company which, seven years later, I was able to sell. While I was unable to claim the IPO status of Mark Zuckerberg when Facebook made its IPO, I was able to negotiate a deal which funded my apocalypse fund. However, in looking back on the seven years, while we were successful – and I hope that the company continues to be successful! – we certainly didn’t have the meteoric rise that our starry-eyed dreams envisioned in our first strategic retreat while we were being grilled by an IBM Master Inventor.

Why Weren’t We As Successful As We Dreamed?

I could ascribe many reasons to why we weren’t successful. I could blame the market – after all, the Great Recession hit! I used to joke that our company was a leading indicator of where the market was going, as we slumped six months before the S&P 500 did. I could also blame the fact that we started our company when Jupiter was in the third shadow of Venus, or whatever other astrological mumbo jumbo I could come up with.

The biggest reason was the guy in the mirror.

Let’s evaluate where I went wrong, and maybe you won’t make the same mistakes that I did.

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Jason Hull is a Fort Worth fee only, hourly financial planner who serves clients in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX as well as serving clients nationwide.

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