When you first started your business (or even when you were first thinking of starting your business) chances are that you engaged in a lot of personal development. You read books and articles, took classes and workshops, soaked up as much knowledge as you could about your new adventure. But when things get easy, our inclination is to stop prioritizing personal development. After all, you got this far on what you know right?
The truth is that the moment you stop investing in your personal development is the moment that your business growth hits a major plateau. Customers and clients want to purchase from people they trust and people trust business owners who are at the top of their game. If you aren’t adapting and changing to fit the climate of your industry, then your tribe will stop following you and go find someone who is better informed. Someone who has invested in personal development. See where I’m going with this?
Adjust Your Mindset
If this is hitting a bit too close to home, then there are ways for you to get yourself back on track. The first step is to adjust your mindset about professional development. Make it a priority instead of an option. Scheduling the time for you to read a few pages or sit in on a webinar will force you to honor your commitment and set aside your work to help yourself grow.
Make a Plan
Just like everything else with your business, making a plan gives you a roadmap to follow and makes reaching your goal that much more likely. Create a simple plan with one thing that you would like to invest in each month.
Get a Mentor
If you find that pushing yourself isn’t getting you the results that you’re hoping for, then it’s time to think of getting a mentor. Whether you choose to take part in a one-on-one set-up or a mastermind, surrounding yourself with entrepreneurs who are ahead of where you’re at will inspire you to push yourself further. Bonus, those mentors will be able to provide you tips and tricks on how to get there without having to suffer through trial and error. If a mentor is out of your price range, then hang out in some active Facebook Groups where successful business owners share their stories. You will be surprised at how much you can pick up by befriending the right people.
Personal development is the key to keeping your business (and yourself) successful. Be a constant student and make learning and growth a priority.
If you have been thinking about getting a mentor or joining a mastermind, then you’re in luck! In February, I will be opening my super exclusive Jana Works Mentorship Program. There are limited seats available and the program is only open twice a year!