Kenny Chapman: Size and stress levels aren’t related
Building, owning and leading a large company does not have to be more stressful than owning a small one.
I’ve been discussing with clients lately about scaling/growing their companies, and they fear that it will just be more stressful and possibly put a damper on their lifestyle and personal freedom. What I know to be true, however, is that it definitely doesn’t have to be this way. Owning or operating a large company isn’t harder than owning or operating a small company; it’s all about how it’s structured and perceived.
Have you ever talked to a two-truck owner who is stressed out beyond belief and struggling to find time to spend with their family and friends, let alone dream about taking a vacation? Conversely, have you ever talked to a 100-truck owner who seems to really have a handle on their company, takes regular vacations, and loves life? I can assure you, both of those situations exist, along with lots of other variations.