Organizational complexity can kill that which you love.
This idea is the difference between entrepreneurship theory and practice.
And why being a food blogger is not the same as owning a media empire.
See, the larger the variation of things you are trying to do, the less time you have to focus on a core competency.
And many of our core competencies are what brought us to the table in the first place.
I think that we should always test and experiment, but that should not take away from the task at hand for one second.
For every ridiculous idea I get and want to try, I am always trying to simplify
Growth can sometime be worth it, but acknowledge the costs.
Butif your mission is to “do the work I love doing without letting the business get in the way,” I strongly recommend against pursuing growth that demands more people on your team. Hiring people adds organizational complexity, the mortal enemy of heads-down, passion-focused, deep work.
-Rand Fishkin, Lost And Founder