Scaling Shifts Your Team’s Focus: more customers means more bugs. And more bugs means less time for our team to work on everything else.
Scaling Is Expensive: as the number of customers you’re supporting rises, so do your costs.
Scaling Amplifies Everything: As you grow, the feedback that you get from our customers goes farther and farther. The network effect of having lots of happy customers is incredibly valuable, as it helps you reach more and more new customers. But that reach isn’t all roses. Just as it amplifies the good, scaling amplifies the bad.
Many of us assume job security, but any job someone gives you can be taken away. You may also wake up and decide the job you have isn’t what you wanted at all, which is another way things change.
To thrive in a world of flux, think about your career more like a portfolio you curate rather than a singular path to pursue.
Thinking you’ll succeed if you make it down a predetermined path leads to a lot of hurt, disappointment, and a potential identity crisis when the path doesn’t work out or you decide it’s not the path you want to be on.