When I first meet Business Owners who want to talk shop, I eventually ask them 3 basic questions:

  1. is your Business making money?
  2. is your Business making a profit?
  3. are you paying yourself?

In 90% of cases, I do not get a resounding YES to all of these.
What I usually get is a “oh yes” to #1, “sometimes” to #2, and “not really” to #3.

If the answer to all 3 questions is not a big, fat, hearty YES, then what are you really investing your time, energy and money in?

“We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. At its core, done well, investing is aligned with the same principles that govern natural systems. It involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit: we humans invented this activity, to serve our own needs, our communities, and our planet. For any business endeavour, wise investing—of human capital, social capital, physical capital, and financial capital—is at the heart of success. […]

We need to reengage with investing in its essential, connected form—to reintegrate our professions with the real world, instead of the world on the screen. But how?”

The Nature of Investing By Katherine Collins for