Break Down to Build Up

Construction BeginsThis is the official blog announcement of my latest What Next. And this is the picture I took yesterday.

The caption I gave this picture on my new business’s Facebook page got me thinking. I wrote “First you have to break it down then you can rebuild.” I went on to give an example of a work out breaking down muscle in order to rebuild it stronger. There are bigger implications for this when applied to life.

A previous post called Your House Is On Fire is a great example. When Julie’s house burned down we couldn’t just build on top of the shell of a house that remained, we had to destroy it completely, leaving no trace of what was, and begin again. Someone who asks What Next embraces the idea of change, of breaking down what was to make room for what will be.

In business one name for this concept is creative destruction. The good news is that this destruction rarely needs to be complete. Partial destruction is usually all it takes, you get rid of the bad and keep the good. It’s a constant process like the workout I mentioned earlier.

The picture above shows construction beginning at the latest addition to the Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa family. this one is located in North Brunswick, NJ.

I have changed direction many times in my life and as I point out in the book, What Next, many people think that stems from a lack of focus. I am completely focused on the success of my spa but life demands that we focus on more than one thing at a time. I have many balls in the air and so far my juggling skills have held up.

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