When a company-of-one hits a plateau in their growth, they have a unique opportunity to experience 'uncommon growth'.
Growing companies eventually plateau in one way or another.
Things need to change if they are going to find their next phase of growth.
For companies focused on revenue growth this could mean opening a new office, moving into new territories or extending their service offering.
Eventually the next phase of growth plateaus and the cycle starts over.
The same cycle exists for companies-of-one; the freelancer, the consultant, the solopreneur.
You will launch, grow and plateau.
Unlike what can occur in a typical organisation, the period where you plateau is not cause for concern.
It is an exciting crossroads presenting opportunity and potential.
As a free agent, you may not need to worry about:
Instead, you can view the plateau as a sort of ‘sweet spot’ that has been reached.
The plateau indicates you have reached a ceiling of what can be achieved without change.
This isn’t a negative.
Your current ceiling could be a very comfortable, rewarding and fulfilling place.
Why change things to grow for growths sake?
Alternatively, you could look at the myriad other ways to grow:
Whichever direction you take, you will experience a new phase of growth.
And yes, eventually it will plateau.
You’ll be somewhere new. A new sweet spot.
Maybe not one with employees, offices, more clients and a larger workload.
But possibly one with more time, less risk and better relationships.
Plus more experience, deeper insight and a greater understanding of where you want to go next.