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Built to Grow by Royston Guest

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Chapter 2Your Business Growth Transformation Framework® (BGTF)

‘It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.’

—Zen Proverb

When it comes to doing anything new, you have two choices: the first is to put in the hard yards, learning through trial and error as you reinvent the wheel; the second is to learn from those who have already navigated a pathway to success.

I personally know many business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs that have started businesses, achieved phenomenal success, perhaps even sold their business, but have failed to embed the lessons they learnt. They've spent the next decade frustrated, setting up numerous new ventures, which never delivered the same levels of success. Why does this happen? Because they never had a replicable framework that allowed them to deliver consistent, repeatable, predictable results every time!

I learned early in my career that observing and emulating the habits, processes, and attitudes of successful people was a reliable way to fast track my own success. On reflection, this was one of my most important life lessons and it has stayed with me ever since.

Leaving school at 16, I was keen to get into the real world and start earning money, and my first opportunity was an apprenticeship at a construction company where I completed a four-year rotation through each department of the business. That could have been a long process of trial and error for me, but instead, my very wise ...

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