Resourcefulness – Obstacles Are an Opportunity for Innovation
One of our company’s power tools is to “use short-term challenges to make long-term impacts.”
The entire Share On Purpose portfolio was born out of innovating our way through challenges. Seriously. All of it.
The vision for the company has never changed, but what we built and how we built it has morphed repeatedly, through mistakes and missteps.
In the early days, it felt like failure; like maybe the dream was too big and we couldn’t do it.
Keep in mind, the goal isn’t just to build ONE company, but to create a portfolio of game-changing companies and to do so with a talented group of emerging leaders.
We want to do this WITH our team – to work with them side-by-side, learning and growing together. It’s the collaboration with other smart leaders that inspires us.
And for me personally, I want to use my innate gift for launching businesses to help these leaders get what they want, including the opportunities to grow and learn. That’s the motivation behind our business model.
So, why has the journey been so difficult?
Two reasons: First, it’s a big vision. We don’t want to just create a company within an industry. In each case, we want to build a company that innovates its industry. Big? Yep.
Like it or not, something that big requires stops and starts, adjustments and frequent pivots. A pivot is a change in strategy or execution – without a change in vision.
Second, it requires resiliency and resourcefulness. There is great power in those attributes, but they take a level of commitment and focus to persevere. All great executives know that.
So as we celebrate our 9 year anniversary, I realize that it’s all been worth it. Every struggle, every mistake, every change, every pivot. All worth it.
Our culture molded itself and created one of our most revered core values – resourcefulness.
Today we know that each challenge reveals a course correction to a more effective way of building this big dream.
If you want to build something great, are committed to growth, and want to create a place of possibilities, join our team.
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