“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie
Here’s a thing that happened. In November, we made the decision to hit reset on our business. We had outgrown our relationship with Gem City Business Solutions, and in December, we flew from the nest, by jumping off the branch.
With overhead, employees, and a family of clients to support, we effectively became a startup with the commitments of an established company. We kicked ourselves back to the start space, when we had one foot on the finish line, because we believed the game we were playing was bigger than the one we found ourselves in. So we started a new one, taking all the parts and pieces with us that had gotten us this far.
At Wilderness, we have strived to create the culture we had always sought out. We don’t just say we’re all in, we mean it, and that culture fuels the passion of every member of this team, oozing beyond the confines of our office and into the clients and support network that are a crucial part of this family.
Our mission has always been to grow companies and put people back to work, and as such, we get fiercely protective of helping our clients achieve that.
And it turns out our client family buys into that mission. So much so, that they are equally protective of helping us succeed.
When we made the leap, every single one of them made it with us, and our business didn’t miss a beat.
Instead of falling, we flew.
We woke up on Dec. 1, the same way we went to bed on Nov. 30, believing with every fiber of our being, that we do good work that actually makes a difference in the community.
And now, halfway through January, we are filled with the optimism that only January can bring.
We’ve learned more about ourselves and our business than we ever knew, and we’ve all become closer and more driven because of that.
We know now that what we thought to be true actually was.
Our clients were the wind we needed beneath our wings to support us when we jumped. They are the ones who made our belief in our ability to fly a reality, and we can’t thank them enough.