Will Your Building Stand On It’s Own?Posted: October 15, 2014
You just purchased a new car and realize that you need a place to keep it safe and out of the weather. You decide to build a garage. Garages are typically built with cinder or cement blocks as the foundation, if not the entire structure. Through a “little math” and some measurements, you calculate the number of blocks that you will need to purchase. Now, have you given thought to all that is needed to create the garage that you need to protect your vehicle not just next year, or for the five years of your auto loan, but for many years to come?
Imagine if the lumber yard delivers your blocks on Friday and you begin construction bright and early Saturday morning. You are eager to get started and get your car in your new garage. You start laying the blocks, one on top of the other stacking them to the height and width of your drawing (blueprint). Very shortly you realize that your plan was not well thought out, and your walls begin to crumble. Several blocks actually break under pressure and are no longer usable or of any use to your plan. Now what. Do you go back to the store and purchase a few more blocks and continue along the same line? Or, maybe you stop and look at your plan and decide you need to re-evaluate your construction and start again. However, you still follow the same structure plan and again, maybe adding a few new materials but still your building begins to crumble.
By now, you have realized that you need some help, some tools and materials to create a stronger and more reliable structure. You get cement, some rebar and your new plan now has you staggering the blocks instead of placing them one on top of the other. Your walls begin to take shape, they are standing tall on their own, and your garage is now beginning to look like the structure your imagined, a place secure for your new car.
This analogy is to show you that you need to build a strong business the way you build any strong structure. You need the proper tools, the right plan, and the knowledge to put them all together in the correct way.