I stopped growing in height when I was about 14. I hit 5ft 6" (and a bit) and have stayed there ever since. But the rest of me carried on. I grew in knowledge (I have 2 degrees you know!) and know-how (none of that was learned in a lecture I hasten to add). I grew into knowing what I like, what I can do, and of course I grew into my 'Thing'.
We're all growing all the time - in our business, in our reach, in our skills, & in ourselves. But how much of this are you consciously making happen? Where's the stretch?
My personal trainer always gets me to stretch at the beginning (after the warm-up of course) and at the end of my training sessions. We've been using muscles that have been worked hard and they need to stretch out to they keep strong and keep working. And it's the same in business. What are you 'building' and where are you stretching?
You don't have to get BIG in your business if you don't want to. But you should always be growing.
So think about where you'd like to grow...
- Do you want to add more people to your community - get some new clients and prospects?
- Do you want to grow your product range, or branch out with what you offer?
- Do you want to add a new skill or area of expertise to your business?
- Do you want to market your Thing in a new way (get good at social media, write a book, speak on stage!)?
- Do you want to outsource some of the stuff you do right now so you can grow your Thing time?
- Do you want to grow the confidence you have around what you do so you can sell more, or for a higher price?
- Do you want to grow your influence in your market - grow your reputation and spotlight?
Have a think today about what you'd like to grow in your business and also make sure you know how YOU will grow to make this happen.
It's very likely that whatever you want to grow in your business will mean a stretch from you too. We all know about comfort zones, and how if we're looking to grow and do something new we need to get outside of them - expand what's comfortable. So warm up - have a stretch and work those muscles out so they get stronger to support your growth.
I look forward to your growth spurt!
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