The situation I want to discuss in this article is quite typical. Let’s imagine a successful businessman who has achieved certain visible results and makes a good share of profit. Yet, this person feels that they want more but can’t quite find the way to achieve it. As a result, a person feels exhausted, powerless, discouraged, unable to see clearly and make proper decisions. Undoubtedly, you know someone in a similar situation.
In this article I look at three mindset blocks that often prevent us from scaling up our business and earning more money.
1. Inability to delegate
Often we fear that we cannot find the right person for a certain task. The reasons for such fear can have different nature: Can someone else do it as well as I would do myself? I’ll teach them how to do it and they will deflect to my competitors. Can I trust anyone with all the time and investments I have already made in this project?
The only way to resolve this problem is to trust, beginning with oneself, colleagues, friends, other people and life as such. It may not be easy at the beginning. We need to learn how to trust and to allow ourselves to trust others. Even more: we need to feel what it means to act out of trust.
2. Fear to repeat a negative experience
We all know the saying: No one is immune to failure. Personal mistakes, business failures, project fiasco, wrong hiring decision, - these and other bad experiences of the past may still be haunting us today.
The only way to lay old failures to rest is by understanding and working through their roots. Only then we can reformulate our attitude to ourselves and our business endeavours. The key approach is to act out of the conviction Yes, I can! and not out of fear.
3. Wrong motivation
We need to be honest with ourselves when answering the following question: Do we run our business or project because we like what we do or because we want to receive someone else's approval or acknowledgement?
If we seek such an approval, even the greatest business success doesn’t mean much without it. Often, the need for such an approval is related to the lack of attention and appreciation in our past. It may be helpful for a while; it may even lead to some impressive results. Unfortunately, these are the achievements out of struggle. As long as we run our businesses and projects out of the need of an approval, we are in danger of exhausting ourselves, losing our families and businesses. What we need is to get to a qualitatively new level of business conduct: for ourselves and out of love.
The most certain way to stop fighting our old demons is to correct our motivation. We might want to realise and accept the fact that our personal evolution and growth are equally possible without struggle, sacrifices and external acknowledgment.
At a closer look, there are not many unsolvable problems. Our limiting beliefs make certain problems bigger than they actually are. These beliefs can be corrected and resolved. And you don’t need to spend years to find out how. Any such problem can be singled out and fixed in a matter of hours. The only thing you need to do is to find some time (no more than 10 hours) and to convince yourself that everything is possible. You can choose a format that suits you the best: face-to-face meetings or phone consultations.
Have any of the problems raised in this article are familiar to you? Have you tried to find a way to tackle them? Why not make a new step and get in touch with Anna? Our team will contact you to agree upon a perfect moment for a meeting or phone call.
Remember, once you get rid of limiting beliefs which constrain or even block your movement forward, you will be able to make new ambitious plans and bring your business to the next level.
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“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…”
(W. Shakespeare, As You Like It)
We believe that each and every one of us is not only a leading actor but first and foremost a writer of our own destiny. Overwhelmed by life events, we may unintentionally forget that we are the sole playwrights of our own lives. We may even unwittingly drop or lose the thread of our unfolding life story. Then, we start questioning ourselves and let others do the writing for us. Doesn’t this happen to all of us occasionally? The best thing we can do is to resume the leadership as soon as we can: only we should write the play of our life!
With the renewed confidence and new skills, we design new perspectives. Coaching and training are the best instruments we use to achieve this goal.