Traditionally, business owners and entrepreneurs attempt to accelerate their business growth through time-honored methods like marketing, planning, strategizing, budgeting, etc. While these external means are critical to the success of your business, they don’t ensure its growth or sustainability. Yet, in spite of the facts, these approaches are those of conventional wisdom.
What if conventional wisdom is wrong?
As business owners frantically search for the magic elixir that will provide continuous growth, evidence of the source of that growth mounts. Research, experience, and common sense increasingly point to a direct correlation between a businesses’ growth and its commitment to the internal growth and development of its owner.
Still, in the light of mounting evidence, most business owners fail to implement the very ideas that will ensure significant and sustainable growth. Why? Is it because these growth principles fly in the face of conventional wisdom and are not part of the industry norm? Rarely is exceptional success achieved by being average, normal, or following the crowd. (Click to Tweet.)
For an unorthodox challenge that includes growing your business from the inside out, consider applying these well-honed components:
1. I am guided daily by goal management rather than time management. In so doing, I make the most of my time.
Unfortunately, time management is a strategy that went out with the industrial age. The information age, on the other hand, compels us to upgrade our skills – and approach – to performance.
2. There is nothing that I tolerate at work.
Tolerations (i.e., putting up with things, people, and under-performance) place a tremendous drain on valuable resources like energy and creativity. Eradicating tolerations provides a quick burst of energy to invest in moving forward.
3. I have an intriguing and satisfying life away from the office.
As an entrepreneur, there was a time I didn’t have much of a personal life. I strained to identify even one activity to do for fun. Sad, isn’t it, although I know I’m not alone. A fun and fulfilling after-work life adds volumes to entrepreneurial performance.
4. I move (walk/run/jog/bike/hike) a minimum of three days each week.
Who knew that physical fitness was good for business? Studies indicate entrepreneurs who run, walk, or bike enjoy greater sales! (Click to Tweet.) How about adding this “endorphin effect” to your sales system?
5. I am achievement (to grow) focused rather than accomplishment (to do) oriented.
Getting things done doesn’t mean you’re moving forward. (Click to Tweet.) Achievement, rather than accomplishment, will take you were you want to go with your business.
6. Effectiveness takes a priority over efficiency.
Although similar in sound, they have very different meanings. Efficiency is about doing things in the right manner whereas effectiveness focuses on doing the right things. Efficiency concerns itself with the “status quo” while effectiveness focuses on the end result. (Click to Tweet.)
7. I continually under promise and over deliver.
If you can deliver a project by Monday, promise Wednesday. Not only does it allow for unplanned emergencies within your company, it positions you as a company dedicated to delivering on their promises. What could be more compelling?
8. I am committed to providing BIG results for myself and others.
Big results don’t have to equate with big numbers. Small businesses – like yours – are creating big results every day. Think exceptionally – and don’t shrink from your talents!
9. I am aware of my four primary personal needs and have a plan outside of the business to get my needs met.
Unmet personal needs encourage unflattering behavior in business. It costs you dearly in lost business. Getting your needs fulfilled outside of business makes you – and your business – more attractive.
10. I have confidence in my strengths, my abilities, and myself. I am guided by a healthy dose of optimism.
Incorporating strengths into your daily activity makes for a happy, self-confident entrepreneur. Take the FREE strengths test at Authentic Happiness to determine your strengths.
The quality of your performance and the success of your business is dependent upon your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. It’s essential for growing your business.
If you’re ready for a breakthrough, contact us today to discuss how to energize your growth.