They say it’s harder to stay on top than it is to get to the top. Maybe it’s because we begin to get complacent and forget what it took to get there.

Family businesses that get turned over to the younger generation over the years can fall into that same trap. After all, they weren’t the ones that had to start the business by rubbing two stones together.

When they showed up the company was already successful. They walked into a fully-furnished office with their name plate on the door.

We can’t become arrogant with ourselves, but remain humble and work as if it’s our first day on the job.

Oh yeah. And stay feisty.