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All entrepreneurs desire better results regardless of how successful they currently are. However, it’s common to hit growth ceilings at different points in your journey.
The key is understanding what drives results so you can continually level up time and again.
Here is a 3-step formula that is critical for achieving new levels of success:
Let’s discuss each component individually.
All success begins in the mind, then manifests externally.
Henry Ford famously stated, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Do you believe you can get to the next level?
Do you believe you deserve more success?
Do you believe you have what it takes to be, do, or have more in your business and life?
Entrepreneurship is largely a mental game. We can only go as far as our beliefs allow us.
In fact, Gay Hendrix discusses what he calls the “Upper Limit Problem” in his book, “The Big Leap.” The Upper Limit Problem is that once we hit a certain level of success, we begin to sabotage ourselves because we don’t feel we are worthy of more. We knock ourselves down a bit to get back to our mental setpoint. This is an internal belief issue, not an external reality.
Do the hard work of building up your mind and you’ll conquer many of your greatest challenges.
While beliefs are incredibly important, nothing happens until actions are taken. Believing you can do something doesn’t lead to results. Taking action does.
If you are going to increase your results, you must increase your action-taking.
Here is a warning, though…don’t just be busy, be strategic!
There are many “busy” people in our world. We wear busyness as a badge of honor in our society. However, the most successful people in the world aren’t busy, they are intentional.
As you work on the mindset component of this equation, make sure to slow down and be more strategic so you are taking productive action rather than simply giving yourself more busywork.
While results are what we want, it’s actually the last thing we get in this formula. Results are the byproduct of right thinking and right acting.
One key factor in getting your beliefs and actions aligned is clearly defining the results you want in the first place.
Pastor Mark Batterson once said, “People don’t get what they want because they don’t know what they want.” Ouch! While that may sting a bit, he’s right.
Can you clearly state the results you desire?
It has to be more than “I want more money.” While that may be the place to start, dig deeper.
Why do you want more money?
What are you willing to do in order to receive more money?
What are you willing to exchange for the money you desire?
Be specific in defining your desired results.
Habit #2 in Steven Covey’s famous book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” states “Begin With the End in Mind.” If you don’t know what the end result is that you want to achieve, how can you get your beliefs and actions aligned to make it happen?
Let’s review the formula for achieving better results:
Success is available for anyone who is willing to do the work.
We don’t promise that it will be easy, but we do know from experience that it will be worth it!
Are you ready to level up your beliefs and take strategic action so you can enjoy greater results?
We hope you are. And we believe you can!
***This blog article originally posted by Chris McClure on the Design Launch Grow business blog, which focuses on helping authors, coaches, and course creators build thriving businesses.