✔ It's all about passion! - Passion 5: Growth [part 1]

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"It's all about passion!" - The 7 types of passion I discovered over 7 years of running my productivity startup

It's all about passion - 15

Passion for Growth

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Growing for the sake of growing

Many startups which become funded by the VCs have too much money in their bank account and feel the urge to spend it quickly... so they start growing for the sake of growing. They just feel they need to grow their team and company really quickly although they have no clue how to do it. They are passionate about spending money on growth, not on the growth itself.

When your startup takes off, you grow with it

The first year of running Nozbe I was a one-man-shop. Next year I hired first two people - a programmer and a customer support person. And we stayed like this for two more years. Then, I finally grew up and realized we needed to develop our team and improve the processes in our company. I know, I was slow, but I had to grow to become a CEO of a company and this move took me a little time. Today we're a team of 15 people and I'm hoping to double it this year. Yes, we are definitely growing.

But passion for growth doesn't end by just hiring more people. It combines all the other passions by growing your solution into a better and a more complete one, by growing your product into a mature and near-perfect one and by growing your team not only in size, but also making sure everyone in the team keeps getting better and grows with you.

It takes a little more time to find this passion but at some point you realize you want to care for growth a lot more. I'm passionate about our growth, our growing user base and our growing team. It's amazing to see things getting better and people getting better. It's a very rewarding passion to find.

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Question: What is growth to you?

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (passionbook)

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