Grow your business with the Power of Three – invest your energy in all three aspects – mind, business, and life.
Most clients come to coaching looking to make a change with their business – to grow revenue; to add team members; to improve processes. What we find is that a “happy accident” often occurs when we rise up to the 10,000-foot level and examine not just the business, but also the mindset, and then the quality of life one wishes to experience.
THE POWER OF THREE
Do you remember learning to ride a bike?
Chances are, when you started out, you were given a tricycle. The bicycle with training wheels came later. On the trike, you found something stable… something balanced… something reliable. In time, you may have graduated to a two-wheeled bike, and that was progress! Would any parent hand their child a unicycle for their first bike? Most likely not. If you want to set a child up for success, give them a balanced, stable, reliable base to begin. As they master it, then they can start taking some risks and see where that takes them.
When we start working with clients, we find many have approached business from a unicycle perspective.
Conventional thinking says master the business aspects, and life will get better. Improve business and quality of life, and the mindset will get better. Or will it?
If you want to set yourself up for your best possible outcomes, begin with your mind. What helps put you in a place of powerful, positive thinking? Start with your morning ritual. Does that involve quiet time for prayer or meditation? Reviewing your list of affirmations? Studying? Getting movement/exercise?Throughout the day, if you catch yourself in a negative frame of mind, what do you do to move beyond it? Empower the people around you to call you on your “stinking thinking” if they catch you there. Identify some instant mood lifters – a happy music playlist or a peaceful walking trail to traverse – that you can turn to for an instant shift.
How you end the day also has a huge impact on your ongoing frame of mind. It’s the old adage, “Never go to bed angry.” Or depressed, or disappointed, for that matter. Take time at the end of the night to state what you were grateful for that day. Every day can yield at least one thing to be grateful for. Then set your intentions for tomorrow.
Our upcoming book, Snapshot Business Planning: 12 Quick and Easy Steps to Take Your Business to the Next Level, maps out the entire process of business planning, which starts with getting clear on your vision. In other words, what quality of life will being successful in business create for you? Freidrich Nietzsche said, “If you know the why, you can live any how.” In other words, what are you working for? The more vividly and completely you can paint this picture for yourself, the better.
First, help yourself by setting an intention to clean and feed your mind. Then craft and nurture your vision, and you’ll be on your way to a powerful future. Finally, map out a comprehensive business plan driven by your vision and grounded in specific goals and action steps in each facet of the business.
Contact us at Info@McLeanInternational.com to get to work on bringing all three elements together for powerful results!
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