We find that most successful entrepreneurs typically accomplish amazing things on their voyage into the deep waters of self-determination and living an “eat what you kill, and only what you kill” lifestyle. Their senses are turned on, they are nakedly commercial, and they often have personal events in their lives that turn up the pressure: marriage, the birth of children, caring for aging parents, a new house accompanied by a “take a deep breath” mortgage. As the pressure mounts, they thrive.
Then right when they have accomplished everything they set out to do, the engine that they’ve built, their company, is running smoothly, they take their foot off the gas pedal. Why?
Because now they have something to protect. The house. The cars. The vacations. The country club membership. The private school tuition payments. The business now runs well enough to reasonably or comfortably take care of the owner operator’s lifestyle, responsibilities and obligations.
When you are protecting something, you are playing defense. Defense, by most definitions, has the effect of contracting something. It stops the energy of scoring.
Is the shift from offense to defense in success irrational? No.
Can you shift from defense back to offense without taking your points off the scoreboard? Yes!
This is where Vaughan Capital Advisors has been able to lead owner operators to their next great success.
We have found the right buyers and structured the right transactions that enable the owner operator to protect or “defend” their current lifestyle AND to start playing offense again. How?
We enable our customers to capture the value they have created in their company, AND to powerfully build new value with an investor based on their market knowledge, instincts and track record.