I know that no one likes taxes, and it would be a major coup to have 100 people agree on what is the best taxation method, but we’ve truly gone through the looking glass folks.
I recently wrote about determining why you want to grow your business. In this article, I want to go a little deeper into the idea of changing to grow. As I stated before, what brought you initial success in your business will not grow you to the next level. I have had it explained to me as, “What got you here, won’t get you there.”
As a child, you fear the monster in your closet. There are dark shadows peeking out of the cracked door. As soon as you turn on the light you see what you thought was a big one eyed monster was actually just your winter coat. The fear of the unknown does not disappear when you become an adult. Now you fear your finances and tax season, which without guidance, can be just as dark and scary.
Everyone says you have to see the Grand Canyon before you die. It is a life changing experience and photos do not do it justice. You hire a travel agent to book the trip for you and your spouse. Would you trust the travel agent to write your itinerary without ever meeting with you? The next thing you know you have tickets to take a helicopter tour around the Grand Canyon which is perfect except for your spouse’s fear of helicopters. It is important that you are a part of the planning process because you could have quickly informed the agent that it might be better to see the canyon from the observation deck instead.
Originally this post was going to be on the need for continued Personal Growth. It was going to be about how I choose to stretch myself by completing an Ironman Triathlon (half) and a marathon at age 50 in the same year. But a funny thing happened along the way.
According to Merriam and Webster, Ignorant and Ignore share a root Latin word which meant “to ignore, be ignorant of”. So the Latin word really included both definitions of our words Ignorant and Ignore. Why the etymological lesson? Let me tell you a story.