One might wonder: is it worth trying to predict the unpredictable? The answer is yes. Uncertainty does mean risks, but it can also spell opportunity. If handled correctly, it gives the business a chance to expand beyond its current boundaries. Turning a world of uncertainty into a world of possibility requires a change of perspective and a new mindset for business leaders. This change of perspective, as of yet, has only been achieved by a few, including Jim Becker, the founder and CEO of a 3PL company, Becker Logistics.
In May of 1997, Jim began reflecting on the idea of starting a business in logistics. Going from being a purchasing manager to a full-time business owner was a meteoric change. The company was, without a doubt, excelling since its inception; however, adjusting to this change took Jim a bit longer than he had expected.
Once he recognized the risks associated with starting a business, fear took over. Becker would spend sleepless nights in suspicion of failure in the business world. He knew he had to protect his family, employees, and business from toppling at all costs. This discernment was soon followed by a revelation that simplified Becker’s journey to success.
Jim realized that the only thing holding him back at that moment was none other than his apprehension. He believed that in order for him to succeed, he had to start by altering his mindset. Not only did Becker do that, but he also pledged to live fearlessly for all days to come. In addition to being fearless, he was bootstrapping his business with all the profits he would make quarter after quarter, Jim created that capital to invest into the future.
From that day onwards, Jim became an exemplary business tycoon and leader who assisted individuals in finding their path to success. In addition, this change in Becker’s psyche propelled the business into achieving unprecedented growth. Soon Becker Logistics became one of the largest third-party logistics providers, with gross revenues at $176 million in 2022.
“We have excelled at organic growth, culture, strategy and having a dual approach of not only growing organically, but non-organic growth is also part of the game plan for the next eight years,” says Jim. In the coming year, Jim plans on managing the softening market and potential recession that we’re stepping into. When asked what this means for the company, Jim stated, “The idea that the company will be raising monies in lieu of equity will allow Becker Logistics to grow bigger and better.” Jim’s journey to achieving unparalleled success in logistics is an eye-opener for many out there who are living in fear. It is a reminder of how dreams can be turned into reality by a sheer change in mindset. “Who are you Being when you’re doing things,” asks Jim Becker.