Put Your Shoulder to the Flywheel

I really appreciated the analogy of the flywheel in the articles I read this week (pulled from Good to Great).

I think this image gives a good idea of what I pictured in my mind as I read the analogy:


Turn that wheel on it’s side and start pushing. It will take a while to get it to go around once, then twice. Eventually, however, it will be going fast enough that you won’t have to push so hard and will actually have to run to keep up.

The same can be said for your business. Little steps will gain momentum over time. We can’t expect greatness to be an immediate result of a good decision.

Greatness comes from perseverance, sweat, blood and tears. It comes from pushing when it doesn’t feel like you’re moving. It comes from within ourselves and only manifests itself when we’ve truly given it our all.

Put your shoulder to the flywheel and keep pushing. You’ll get there.

Binny Lane – Week 6

Another slow week. Sales are down but not completely nonexistent. I know why though… I didn’t advertise as much as I should have. To be honest, I had a busy week for other reasons (my full-time job and some family from out of town) so I needed for sales to be slower this week.

That’s a lesson learned for me too though. If a business owner is running their own business and continues to turn a profit, if they’re willing to take a slow week in order to spend time with their family, that’s within their control (to some extent).