Growing a business is not an easy feat! It takes countless hours of learning, analyzing, failing, succeeding, and probably a few more hours of frustration, anger, sadness, despair, and joy. Know the best part, though? You can do it; you just have to believe in yourself and use the following tips for the best mindset to grow your business.
Tip #1: Know Your Stages
Developing, operating, and scaling are three distinct stages of a business. I encourage you to think about your process critically and firmly know what stage you are currently on. You don’t want to miss a step! (Nervous that you did? Book an appointment with me to talk about it.)
Tip #2: Embrace the CEO Mindset
Successful CEOs embrace the CEO mindset, which is equivalent to a growth mindset. They aren’t afraid of learning new things, and they can envision a future for their company.
Less successful business owners often have an employee mindset or a fixed mindset. They believe that they cannot reach their pinnacle of success or are too afraid to take the necessary actions. A person with a fixed mindset believes there is no room for growth. Essentially, they are afraid to step out of their comfort zone and settle for less.
By embracing the CEO mindset, you are opening a world of opportunities for yourself and your business simply by acknowledging that they are there, and you can take them.
Tip #3: Be Consistent
A successful business is about the compounding effect. Consistency is crucial! If you are looking to grow big overnight, you will likely fail. Running a successful business is about the willingness to fail, learn from mistakes, and try again! It is about being consistent in your development and not just doing it on a whim or every now and then.
Tip #4: Make it about the Client
Your business is about knowing what your clients need and not about your awesome certifications or accolades. As you launch your business, you should do market research, discover what people want, and find what you can do. The intersection is what you offer!
Having all kinds of fancy certifications is nice, but they don't guarantee clients. What guarantees clients is your ability to provide the answer or solution people want and need.
Tip #5: Remember Why You Started
There will be times when things don’t go your way. Sometimes entrepreneurs forget they started their business because they want more freedom, more time, more something.
Remember what fuels you and gets you up in the morning. Revisit what inspired you to start and work at creating goals that are consistent with your initial "why."
Tip #6: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Being the CEO of your life and business means you need to face money matters, productivity, and planning head-on. At times our mindset can get stuck in a loop of "I can't hold us back!" It can be easy to let everything fall on your shoulders, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Remember, as the CEO, it is your job to look for solutions and find the resources that will help you. Hire a coach for accountability, work with a financial professional to help you manage money, get help with the household task to create more bandwidth, or get a business bestie to hold you accountable.
However you go about it, remember to ask yourself, "How can I _______?"
Go Confidently with Your Mindset
Are you struggling to maintain a CEO mindset? Do you get bogged down by failures? Are you hesitant in taking that next big step?
Having a professional who has gone through the same thing as you can be a big help in helping you clear your negative thoughts and take on the next steps.
Book an appointment with me to learn how I can help you, either one-v-one or in group coaching!