My first venture into personal development was when I started reading blogs written by Steve Pavlina. That was more than 10 years ago. Years later, I am still subscribed to his newsletter and enjoyed one of his recent posts on how your business model sculpts your character (1). 

It’s a good read and I can see why he took the various twists and turns throughout the years, first of all, removing ads from his site so that people could focus on his content. Next, he moved onto hosting live workshops where he developed his public speaking and content generation skills. More recently, he turned his hand to producing content that can take months impacting a much larger audience.

What struck me was that on a number of occasions, he was willing to let go of an old business model, even though it was lucrative because he was ready to grow in a new direction. Most people understand that if a business model isn’t working, then it’s time to change something but when it’s working… now that takes some serious and conscious decision making.

What I liked about this article was how he consciously chose methods to develop certain areas of himself. I’ve seen this in my business too, there are some things you do to hone certain skills and later when you feel you are ready to move on, you can.

Does your business model as a business owner or if you work for a company support you and your lifestyle?


1) https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2019/08/your-business-model-sculpts-your-character/