January 23, 2019

Time to say good-bye

I said good-bye many times in my life.

The Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho says: “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

When I look back today: Coelho was right. At least in my cases. ☺ I built, grew and sold 5 of my companies and also had to part with so many ideas and dreams during the years. Almost each of them introduced me to a new “hello”.

Every new business starts a relationship… among the founder and the business. By its nature this relationship ends one day.

Today mainly the technological developments and globalisation or their results, sometimes put these relationships under unbearable stress. One of the solutions to get out of those situations is to find a partner or an acquirer for your business.

Even if it is sometimes hurtful, the time it takes to say good-bye is usually relatively short compared to the duration of the relationship. The important thing is if you did enjoy the relationship or not as it lasted.

Song of the blog: Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman – Time To Say Goodbye

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