Business Growth truly is a mindset.
- It is a way of making strategic decisions.
- It is a way of taking action based on the future instead of the present.
- It is a way of focusing your attention on the ultimate result.
And in shifting my mindset, part of what I have realized is that:
In order to grow my business, I must make room to receive the business expansion.
This mindset can manifest in very simple but important ways:
- My Filing Cabinet: I transitioned former client files to an archive section. I organized current client files. And I created space for new client files. Plus, I put in blank folders in anticipation of the new client files!
- My Financial Management: I can take client payments by PayPal or Square; one payment or multiple; online or offline. Whether or not I have needed all these options for past clients doesn’t matter. What matters is that a new client may request one of these ways to pay, and I will be ready when that happens.
- My Project Management: I delegate routine tasks to a Virtual Assistant who I trust to do a good job and who I pay to do a great job! This gives me more time to focus on my greatest value for my business and for my clients. I didn’t wait until I was completely overwhelmed. I did it now, in preparation for new clients.
- My Physical Space: I had previously met clients at their offices, coffee shops, random co-working desks, or even borrowing my husband’s private rented office! I just joined an intentional collaborative co-working space for women entrepreneurs (Studio B). I didn’t wait until I was completely overbooked. I made the decision in anticipation of new appointments.
How can you make room to receive the next phase of your life?
- As a business owner, do you have capacity to serve three new clients, if they called you today?
- As a professional, have you given yourself enough time and space to grow and develop?
- As a person, how are you allowing yourself room to breathe?