One thing that makes it easier is surrounding yourself with a great team.
Building that team though isn’t easy. You need the right people, at the right time as your business scales. Finding strong leaders is particularly challenging. You need people who share the vision, who want to create something big, and come on the journey with you. We’ve brought some fantastic leaders into the fold over the last few years, without whom our business wouldn’t be where it is today.
Seeing the Paddle team grow is something that, as a Founder, I really relish. Any time we have managed to get the full team together at our Summits has always proved a real highlight. It’s a chance to see the passionate group of people we have, and you learn about how people have grown in their role, or in some cases, how they have completely changed their career path.
When you build a great team of people you trust, you can (and should) foster a culture based on feedback. Listen to them, and hear them when they tell you that you’re wrong about something – it helps the whole business to constantly improve and try new things.