Why Moving is like Running a Business

I am moving on Thursday and am neck-deep in boxes, paintings, bubble wrap and suitcases. Remind me never to do this again. I couldn't help but think about how a successful move is similar to running a successful business:

1. You need to have the right people – selecting movers may sound simple, but the wrong movers will damage your goods, take longer than anticipated and provider low-quality service, just like the wrong employees will have a negative impact on your business.

2. You need to have a vision and a plan – you cannot pack up your whole house in a day, so you need a vision of what you want to accomplish and when. Executing the plan then becomes paramount so you are not scrambling at the last minute. In business, vision and planning are essential to success.

3. You need to have fun – moving can be one of the most stressful things a family can do so you need to have fun with it. Joke with the movers, expect delays and that things are not going to go perfectly. Like running a business, unexpected events will arise and you need to take everything with the right mindset.

Who would have thought I could compare moving to running a business? But there, I just did. Wish me luck!


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