Many of the businesses in the scrapbook industry were started by Mompreneurs. Often, after debuting at a trade show (sometimes with a sleeping infant in a car seat on the floor of the booth), moms find themselves overwhelmed with orders for their products. After running like crazy out of their spare bedroom or basement for a few years with little ones under foot, they flame out and close their businesses with a good-bye email that usually says something like, "We just couldn`t keep up the pace with three little kids".
What do you think? Is controlled growth better sometimes? It seems like we all feel that if we don`t take over the universe TOMORROW that we`ll never be successful. One thing I`ve learned at SuN is that your life plan is JUST as important as your business plan and that they MUST fit together. That advice has kept me down on the farm. I know there is a lot more I COULD do, but my life plan (to be a mom first) trumps my business plan every time.
So, back to my question - should you ALWAYS "go big or go home" or should you "go big enough" for your life plan and learn to live with less success than you think you could really achieve?