Peter Drucker once said, “There is no success without a successor.”
So many people don’t have a successor, but it’s arguably one of the most important things any business leader can plan. I am blessed to say that my son, Jeremy, is more than just a successor. He is a faithful, qualified, and committed business partner at Desert Star Construction (DSC), and the two of us have been on a healthy journey of leading together. DSC was born out of the carpentry business started when I partnered with my dad at 19 years old. Instead of competing with each other, we completed each other. Having the right person as a partner made all the difference. We worked long hours and remained focused on doing our best daily. This small carpentry business grew into a General Contracting business that builds large estate homes for the wealthiest people in the world.
Regardless of the size of your business, you might wonder how it’s possible to partner successfully with your family members. I often hear, “how can you navigate a family and business relationship without problems?”
I believe that trust, communication, desire, and humility are everything when looking for the right business partner and are the main components that have led to the success of our partnership.
Recently, I wrote an article for Faith Driven Entrepreneur that dives into these components and encourages you to let go of your plan and ask God about his plan for the future of your business.
Seeking to live in His reflection,