Why YOU are the reason your business isn’t growing

Hi amazing lady,

It can be tough out there can’t it?  

We have so many (glass) balls to keep in the air it feels impossible to achieve our exciting goals and desires because LIFE keeps getting in the way.

And we have so much we want to achieve!

I know. I’m in the thick of the roller coaster with you and that LIFE is throwing all kinds of things my way to distract me from growing my business.

In the past, I have had the fabulous opportunity of working alongside some very high achievers and there are a few noticeable differences between ‘them and us’.

Here are 4 ways YOU are the reason your business isn’t growing:

Reason 1 – Saying YES to all the things

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done” – Steve Jobs

If I told you that for the next month you could only work half the hours you currently work what would you do?

Well first you would panic, and then you’d probably focus down and get really clear which tasks would have the biggest impact.  What will give you the biggest results.  You need to spend your precious time and energy on the RIGHT tasks.

Say NO to more and focus on the tasks that will have a positive and financial impact on your business.

Reason 2 – No plan (or over planning)

Either of these is a problem.  You either have zero plan and are telling yourself you’re staying open to opportunities, or you want freedom (this was mine for a while!), or you are an over planner, which basically means you stay in the safe zone and never go out and do the thing that will grow your business.

I think you have to start with a dream, you turn that into an action plan and then you take consistent action towards completing that plan.  This is why I LOVE what I do, we dream big then we make it happen!

Reason 3 – Not having high vibe thoughts

“Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny”

I know that the results I get are a DIRECT result of:

– the beliefs I have

– the thoughts I think

– the actions I take

– the behaviours I adopt

So self-mastery around our thoughts and beliefs, and staying high vibe has to be something we’re focused on improving – because your thoughts / words / actions are literally CREATING your future.

Ask yourself if the thoughts you’re thinking today are going to create the future you desire.  If not it’s time to get some better ones!

Reason 4 – Fear 

It might be fear of success, failure, being seen, judgement – we are FULL of fears.  The difference is those who are high achievers have the fears but do the thing anyway.

I remember writing out a list of 25 things I was afraid of from both success and failure and I realised how ridiculous it was that this was what was holding me back.  Some of those fears were already my reality so quite honestly you have nothing to lose!

It’s crazy – we know what we need to do, we know what will make the difference yet we still keep our foot on the brakes. 

We still hold ourselves back – are you guilty of any of the above??

Now is not the time for self-doubt or limiting behaviour.

Now is the time to go ALL IN, to back yourself, find someone who believes in you more than you believe in yourself and commit to LIVE the life of your dreams.

I’m with you, let’s just agree to ease our foot off the brake, just a tad and see what it feels like!

Here’s to living BIG.

Love Jo x

PS A final tip – get accountability, how many times have you tried to write a blog post and then put it off?  I’m writing this whilst on a pomodoro date with my accountability partner!  Not sure what a pomodoro date is. Read this.

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