By David Rich, an EO Spain – Barcelona member and managing partner of Twig Lane Group, LLC.
The best thing I ever did for my business was leave. I don’t mean sell the company … I mean go far, far away for an extended period of time.
In 2012, I decided to do what entrepreneurs do best— I took a leap of faith and moved. My good friend and mentor, Verne Harnish, was living in Barcelona, Spain, at the time, and he raved about its budding entrepreneurial community, perfectly situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean. It sounded tempting, but I was nervous: Would my clients and employees think I was checking out? Could my business survive if I were thousands of miles away? Would my children’s education be on par with their current schooling? There was a lot to be worried about, but I knew that I would regret it if I didn’t make the move.