By Breanna Gunn
Scaling is scary business. Often it means taking on more clients, creating passive incomes streams, outsourcing your workload and other projects that stretch your comfort levels.
But, if you want to reach the 6- and 7-figure milestones, it must be done. And using a growth mindset can help you make consistent progress and bust through any plateaus you hit along the way.
A growth mindset is the idea that with patience and consistent practice you can become more talented and skilled at anything you want. It’s a great perspective to have when you’re scaling your business and doing a bunch of new things you’ve never done before.
Here are five ways you can use the growth mindset to help grow your business.
You’ll Look For New Strategies
When you hit a plateau, it’s the universe telling you that it’s time for a change of strategy. What has worked until now to spur growth isn’t working anymore. To put it in a positive way, you’ve become too good at what you’re doing.
In order to grow, we have to steadily meet the appropriate challenges. Right now, the challenges aren’t challenging enough. It means you need to do something new.
Maybe it’s time to launch products in a new category. Maybe you’ve done all you can with your current audience and it’s time to branch out. Look into some new marketing channels or add a new strategy to your mix.
You’ll Acknowledge Any Changes
If something isn’t working as it should, you’ll look to something that has occurred without you realizing it, like demographics, sales, or traffic over the last year. If something has happened that has caused your business to stagnate, what could you do to overcome it?
The reason for your plateau may not be something you’re doing. Maybe something has changed in the world or market that’s impeding your growth. What change can you make in order to adapt to what’s going on?
You’ll Track Your Progress
You may be growing but just not seeing it. It’s easy to see how you’re learning when you just start out, but harder as you get better at it. When you’re using a growth mindset, you’ll always track your progress so you can remind yourself how far you’ve come.
You’ll Ditch The Echo Chamber
If you’re only surrounded by people who pat you on the back and encourage you, you’ll never grow. What you need is some stern criticism and productive feedback. Identify people who are at the next level where you want to be and spend some time around them.
You’ll Adopt The Growth Mindset
This is a set of beliefs that sees humans as dynamic beings that evolve and develop over time, not as something static or fixed. It helps you to overcome the limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
Do you want to use the growth mindset to scale your business? Check out my course, Simple Sales Accelerator, which teaches you how to sign more clients and navigate sales calls with ease!