Three habits that will boost your business growth.
When you hear the word “growth,” what’s the first thing you think about? In business, “growth” often brings up thoughts about how much money we’re making, how many employees we have, how many clients we have, and on and on. We associate growth with the measurable facts about our business. But that isn’t where growth really happens.
The measurable aspects of business are the indication that real growth is happening, just like healthy branches and leaves indicate a healthy root system on a tree. Growth starts at a much more foundational level, both for the business and the business owner. Building these three growth habits into your life and business will lay a solid foundation for exponential growth.
Growth by awareness.
Every day, life is teaching us lessons. Choosing to be conscious of what we can learn from the situations gives momentum to the process of growth. This includes letting our mistakes become tools to help us improve. It means seeing obstacles not as setbacks, but opportunities to find a better way to do it. Awareness means realigning our perspective to see every experience as a possibility to improve.
Growth by anticipation.
This is a choice to not let life happen to you, but to make it happen for you. Don’t get caught so wrapped up in your day-to-day life that you miss what’s coming on the horizon. By periodically looking up and around, you will start to see problems, opportunities, and needs before they actually happen. This anticipation gives you the ability to maximize opportunities when they happen and capitalize your growth.
Growth by adaptation.
It’s true that change is the only constant thing in business and in life. The economy, our industry, our target market – all of these factors can change almost overnight. Learning how to adapt to these changes promotes your ability to grow. Being resistant to change will only limit and box in your potential.
Growth by learning
It all adds up to growth by learning. Living in a state of constant learning is the foundational habit that positions you for growth. Learning from the experiences you go through, learning from what’s going on in the world around you, and learning to see future needs and opportunities all combine to give you a solid root system that will support and feed the “measurable” growth aspects of your business.