How a Successful Business is Like the Lotus Flower

October 19, 2018 | By More

by Mary Pougnet

Beautiful and pristine on the surface, the white Lotus flower actually grew in a dark, inhospitable environment.  It began as a seed deep in the mud. On its journey upward, it had to take from the mud the best of what was on offer, leave the rest behind, and break through the surface to bloom.

The lotus therefore personifies resilience, perseverance, and strength in the face of adversity.

A business develops in a similar way. While the intention for the business may be clear, the environment in which it grows may become murky.

Over my 40-year career, I have seen numerous types of “mud” get in the way of clients’ success: life and health issues (lack of sleep, overeating, depression, overwhelm, others’ opinions about their chances of success, low self-worth, guilt over not spending enough time with family, child care issues, divorce);

lack of financial literacy (no cash flow, high banking fees and interest charges, not planning for sales tax and income tax liabilities, unfiled tax returns, unsettling letters from Canada Revenue Agency); and business setbacks (uncollected receivables, operating expenses higher than budgeted, inadequate or no business financing, key employee or supplier turnover).

However, when one reaches out for the right help, the way becomes clear and the business can expand in a fiscally healthy manner.

I therefore take a holistic approach to helping my clients—clearing away the mud, cultivating a healthy business, and watching it bloom.

Let’s talk in a free consultation: 613-793-2443.

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