When your business is growing – especially if it’s growing fast – something strange happens.

You reach a certain milestone – say, you break 6 figures for the first time. Or the size of your team doubles. Or your number of paying customers multiplies…

…and everything breaks.

You realize that you need to ditch the old playbook and write a new one as you go along.

For example:

Your responsibilities as a business owner have shifted, and now you have to delegate most of the work you used to do personally. Or your old organizational structure doesn’t work with a larger team. Or the influx of new customers strains your operations to a breaking point. Or… you get the idea.

Now, you might be reading this and thinking, “These sound like great problems to have!”

And you’re right: they are. But guess what?

A great problem left unsolved can harm your business as badly as as a terrible one! Would you rather get crushed by 10 tonnes of rock… or 10 tonnes of money? How about neither!

Now, let’s get something perfectly clear: we’re not dissuading you from pursuing growth. Far from it!

But we do want to remind you that growth creates its own challenges. It’s crucial that we remember that – especially right now, as entrepreneurs and investors keep demanding more of it. As you are charting your own path towards business growth, you want to prepare for those inevitable challenges – so when the push comes to shove, you can overcome them!

To help you do that, we’ve invited a very special guest to today’s Get Genius…

Carl Gould is a business growth expert, mentor and entrepreneur. He lives and breathes business growth, and has built three multi-million dollar companies by age 40. Carl has also mentored the launches of over 5,000 businesses, and put over 7,000 business coaches in 35 countries through training and certification.

Carl has also written 3 best-selling books on business strategy and growth: “Blueprint for Success,” “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success,” and most recently, “Biz Dev Done Right.”

Carl regularly appeared on the home improvement reality TV show “ThisHouseToo,” and each week he co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart radio. He is the MC for EO Nerve, and Facilitator of Breakthrough the Barriers and the Firewalk Experience.

In this week’s episode, Summer and Carl will be discussing the uncomfortable truths about business growth. Here’s just some of what they will cover:

  • The skills each business owner needs to master if they want to grow…
  • What it really takes to build a company that doubles in revenue every year…
  • How to solve the most common growth bottlenecks and improve continuously…
  • The daily habits that contribute to your big wins, and how to cultivate them…
  • Building a growth-minded team who share your values and beliefs…
  • How to use complaints to help you improve as an entrepreneur…

And more. Please enjoy this conversation with Carl Gould, the Genius of growth!

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Here’s what you will learn:

[00:15] Introducing Carl

[04:00] Carl’s early days, and how he got to where he is today

[09:28] Carl’s lessons from starting his first business

[16:00] Making the leap from building his own companies to helping others achieve their goals

[17:53] The 7 stages of business growth you need to know about

[20:38] The key skills that business owners absolutely need to master

[24:03] What it really takes to grow 2x every year

[28:45] Collecting your top 5 complaints to help you improve

[32:31] “Borrowed Credibility” and how to use it

[36:20] Why – and how – to align your team with your beliefs

[41:05] Carl’s advice for managing periods of growth

[46:05] Carl’s daily habits that contribute to his big wins

[50:25] Where you can find out more about Carl

Resources from Carl:

Carl’s Website

7 Stage Advisors

Business Analysis