As every Friday Mattias wraps up the past week and shares valuable insights into his everyday life as an entrepreneur.
A potential new customer
The week started with some great news on Monday. A Swedish company decided to go further in the process of choosing a new partner with Mattias’ agency iGoMoon. The potential client asked for some more information about the team that would be involved in the project and for three existing customers of iGoMoon that they could interview about how those experienced the initial project and the ongoing partnership.
Role descriptions & goals
On Wednesday Mattias focused on working on the individual role descriptions, goals and KPIs for every position in the team and attended a meeting with the board this regarding. Thursday he worked on the recruitment process and went through many profiles of candidates for the open roles as UX/UI Designer and HubSpot Developer at iGoMoon. This Friday he describes it as a very usual one, including follow-up meetings with managers and coaching sessions. Mattias focuses on helping managers in the coaching sessions he provides and occasionally also coaches some of his team members.
It takes pain to grow
Today’s coaching session evokes some questions that lead to Mattias reflecting on his own professional journey. He shares that his personal growth has always been occurring simultaneously with some kind of emotional pain. He compares personal and professional (mental) development with going to the gym were one usually works on one’s physical development. The famous words “no pain no gain” do not only apply to going to the Gym, according to Mattias. Often times when one dislikes something (like heavy weight lifting), one simply dislikes being bad at it, but doing things one is bad at is not just good – it is essential if one’s goal is to grow. If one does not go out of one’s way and make changes and experience new things, one will very likely not experience growth.
💡 EPISODE TAKE AWAY
Mattias experienced himself, that hating being bad at things was his personal stumbling block for most of his life. Doing things one is bad is essential for personal development and mental growth. If one doesn’t challenge oneself and is open to learn and experience new things, one will never experience growth.
Can you relate to it – that it takes pain to grow? Let us know!