the 3 toxic myths about running a business that all entrepreneurs MUST break away from in order to grow and scale
Getting your mindset right is the #1 thing you have to conquer if you want to succeed in running a business. As the popular saying goes, “You are your worst enemy and best asset” 😉
From serving many clients from all walks of life over the last 7 years, I can tell you that the best and most successful customers are those with the right mindset and attitude, who have the right beliefs about what it takes to grow and scale.
It’s myth-busters time! Time to re-align your perspectives and make things right 🙂
Myth #1: “I can achieve results without systems and automation”
Sometimes automation is perceived as a limit. Something inauthentic and impersonal that can take the human touch out of your business.
This is a huge misconception. You shouldn’t see it as a limit but as a superpower.
Your time is important and your brand is important. By having the right systems and automation, you can actually optimize your time and elevate your brand.
In fact, you will:
- Be faster and more productive (so you will have more time and energy to serve your audience)
- Be consistent and have a strong process to carry-on and deliver your services (so you won’t have to reinvent the wheel every time and you will deliver higher quality results)
Doing things manually, without proven SOPs, systems, and processes is equal to being disorganized. And while done is better than perfect and unorganized is better than nothing, being organized and having your workflow streamlined is what truly makes a difference and allows you to perform better, have better results, better quality services, and better client communication, and ultimately, grow and scale.
Myth #2: “I need to be the only one in charge”
This is SO not true.
We often think that no-one can do things as well as ourselves, don’t we?
We think that delegating is something difficult because we can’t pass on our working ethic, our vision, our way of doing things to someone else. Moreover, we are convinced that no-one loves our business like we do.
Again, this is SO not true.
Everyone lives in a zone of genius. You will probably be very good at doing some things in your business and very bad at doing other things. So, learning how to delegate all those things that are time-consuming and make you less productive is key to being able to focus on what’s most important and most mission-driven in your vision.
Moreover, if you want to grow and, above all, scale, you need to be able to work in a team. Having a well-trusted group of people working WITH you, who LIKE you love your business and are EMPOWERED by you to give their best in their zone of genius can produce INSANE growth and ASTOUNDING results. Teamwork will help you create more impact and serve more people in the best possible way.
Myth #3: I don’t need an expert to scale
I can totally understand why someone would believe this as I’ve been there myself, but I have seen time and again that partnering with someone who is an expert in managing and scaling a business can be extremely helpful.
I am sure you are an expert in your field. And I am sure you know your business better than anyone else in the world.
But the truth is that growth happens when you move one step forward out of your comfort zone. And to do this, you need to be supported and inspired by other experts. This is why, at a certain point in our working life, even if we are pretty successful, we get stuck on a kind of plateau. We run out of ideas or we manage our business as though we are in a routine. Working with like-minded entrepreneurs that share our strategy, method and ideas is the additional step we need to reach new heights.
So, if you have been successful but know you are meant for more, if you are passionate about what you do but think you could do more, if you have ideas you don’t know how to implement because you don’t have time, resources or know-how, if you desire to make a higher impact in your clients’ lives, maybe it’s time for you to consider partnering with an OBM.
Why is believing in these 3 myths problematic?
Because believing in these 3 myths will stop you from taking action, the right action. Your confidence gets affected, you don’t seek guidance, and subsequently, you don’t transform your business as a result.
As someone who does online business management for a living, I have seen breakthrough after breakthrough and I know that is not difficult to scale. People just don’t have the right guidance to succeed when it comes to taking the necessary steps.
Many people search for information online fruitlessly, and when that doesn’t work, they give up. I don’t want you to give up because I know you can succeed!
How else would there be millions of people who have thriving and super-successful online businesses if it was so hard? So they are all geniuses? No… they did it by partnering with the right people and through pure hard work!
So take heart. You can do this! Don’t for a second doubt yourself.
I can help you evaluate your business, find any inefficiencies, plan the right actions to take, and help you manage your team, your day-to-day operations, and your launches so that you can easily grow and scale without feeling overwhelmed. If you are wondering if this is the support you need, I would love to hop on a free coffee chat to discuss it further.
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