Flying without wings

August 15, 2014 Chris Pearse

Working with a client recently I was reminded of Aesop and his fable about the Tortoise and Eagle.

The tortoise wants to fly and gets the Eagle to take her aloft… needless to say it all goes wrong.

The point is that many of us, entrepreneurs included, have a bit of the tortoise in us – we ignore our own basic limitations and try and work through them. And I’ve done plenty of that!

Fully accepting your limitations can be a huge relief. It was for my client who has realised that he is not the guy to run his company. He needs to step aside and bring in someone that has the right skill set.

So don’t let your ego push you into flying without wings.

Thanks to Stephanie Smith for a lovely illustration