You could probably come up with plenty of tangible milestones in the growth of your business: hiring your first office person, your first lead carpenter, or your first salesperson; deciding to hang up the toolbelt and leave the field; moving your office out of your home and setting up shop in your own rented office space.

But if these changes aren't initiated and supported by underlying attitude shifts, your business may not be truly maturing. Having an office, office personnel, and salespeople doesn't make a business mature and successful any more than dressing up in grown-up clothes makes a child an adult.

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