As a business owner, you likely want to grow your business. But where do you start?
As a business owner, before you can take your business from where it is to where you want to go, you first have to understand what that next step actually looks like.
One habit can push away almost every business opportunity, professional connection, and potential ally: negativity.
We answer the question: “How can I scale my business without expanding my team?”
We live in a society of “more is better”. The argument goes that a big business is obviously better than a small one. But, is that actually true? What if you could actually achieve more with less?
The idea of “firing” a client can be very scary for a business owner. After all, the whole point of owning and running a business is to maximize the amount of money coming in the door! However, firing a client can be just the decision that allows your business to thrive.
Summer is fast approaching and that means that it's time to start finalizing those vacation plans. Yes, you read that right: you need to take a vacation.
So many business owners get caught up in the day-to-day, putting out fires rather than doing the work they love. What if this turned around? What if you could do parts of your job that you love and leave the rest to others? And, what if after all of that, you could watch your business grow? What if the business could run without you showing up for work at all?
Take a moment to think about the following question: What does it take to grow my business?
Truly stop and think about it. Get out a piece of paper and write down the steps that you, as a business leader, think are crucial to achieving the growth that you've only dreamed of?
Did you do it?
Well, there is a very good chance that you failed to write down the most important ingredient to your business' growth: mindset. That might sound like psychobabble or something unserious, but it's 100% true.
Here's the truth: It doesn't matter how passionate you are, how smart you are, or how tenacious you are – the cap on the growth of your business is you. You alone can only do so much. That's why at BusinessAccelerator we talk so much about scaling yourself and your business. But, what does that mean and how do you actually do it?
As the end of the first quarter approaches, now is a good time to reflect on how your goals are going. Hopefully you're progressing on all of them and feeling great! However, there's a good chance that at least one of your goals is either dragging behind or stuck entirely. If that's the case for you, then there's no need to panic! This episode is going to help you get unstuck and get moving towards your goals.
Entrepreneurs tend to be product people. They can find solutions to a problem and maybe even turn those solutions into a potentially profitable business. At this point, however, entrepreneurs often run into a problem: those skills that helped them develop a product are very different than the ones they need to market and publicize that solution to the public. What an entrepreneur needs are helpful frameworks to give them the baseline knowledge they need to grow their business. Well, you're in luck.
Chances are that you're delegating wrong.
Our coaching programs has worked with thousands of business owners to help them achieve more while doing less. No matter the industry, there is one area that these leaders almost universally fail to recognize and leverage: delegation.
The story we often tell ourselves about entrepreneurs often centers on their intelligence, bravery, and leadership. But the truth is that as a leader, you simply cannot reach your goals unless you are willing to trust in other to help you get there. This means peers, mentors, colleagues, employees, friends, and family – we all need a community in order to be successful.
If you want to accomplish those exciting goals that you've set for yourself, then your most important resource is time. The problem is that time is a finite resource and you already have so much to do! The only way that you can find the time you need to do big things is to get control of your calendar.
Setting a goal is one thing. But, the trick is finding a way to push towards accomplishing your goals when life starts throwing obstacles in your way.
One of the most common limiting beliefs that business owners have is: “I'm simply not good with money.” That's a story that even Michael Hyatt told himself for a long time. Since we've been talking about mindset for the last couple of weeks, we felt it would be nice to focus in on a specific mindset that we can all stand to reinterpret and explore what it means to change your mindset around money.
As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” Continually learning and seeking to optimize your knowledge is one of the marks of an outstanding leader. With that in mind, it is time to explore not just what we think, but how we think and, even more crucially, how we can optimize our thinking.
We all have a voice that lives inside of our head. It's called The Narrator. The Narrator tells the story of your life, as it happens, and then that story will point you into making certain decisions. Sometimes those decisions are good. Sometimes they're bad. Since the implications of what The Narrator tells you are so huge, then there's only one thing you can do: figure out if The Narrator is telling the truth.
No matter how good you are at giving advice to others, it is always difficult to follow your own advice. Since you're able to provide solid advice to your friends and colleagues, it's clear that the advice you need for yourself is lurking somewhere inside of you. How do we access that information and then start to use it in our own professional and personal lives? In this episode, we tackle the negative mindsets that are blocking your progress.