Ever since I started thinking about starting my own business, I have been studying very successful business owners. There are many things they have in common, but one major factor is that they are all constantly learning and growing. The majority do not achieve their high levels of success on their own.
The mentor/coach I’m currently working with has a multi-million dollar business and invests thousands of dollars a year in his own learning so he can earn more and have the time to do what he enjoys doing. He schedules it in like any other important commitment.
In order for your business to be better, YOU (and your people) need to be better. You will not get better by doing nothing!
So why don't we do it? Why do we avoid growing our knowledge? It may be because in order to do this, you may have to get out of your comfort zone.
There’s no excuse not to get off your butt and learn your way to success. It does not matter where you live. There are events that happen 24 hours a day all across the globe as well as virtually. There are coaching programs that are one-on-one or group sessions. There are networking groups on and off-line where you can meet other like-minded people or those playing at a higher level of business than you. There is something for every person and every learning style. Saying you have ‘no money’ and/or ‘no time’ are poor excuses. Investing in you is important.
If you always do what you have always done, you'll always get what you've always got!
Focus on where you want to be, not where you are now! Many business owners spend their whole lives using excuses and end up going nowhere. The money and the time will appear if you are serious about wanting to change and grow.
Your continuous learning (and taking action on that learning) can take you from struggling along in overwhelm to flying high in all areas of your life. How is the quality of your life? Is it improving? Are you getting the results you want? Is your business more profitable? Do you have the free time you want to spend the way you want?
Did you answer yes to the questions above? If so, what have you been doing to get these results? Then, make sure to keep doing what’s working! If you are not moving the direction you want, seriously look at why that is and do something different. When’s the last time you invested in your most important asset? (YOU!)
The people I know who are getting great results in their business and personal lives are always learning, growing and taking action. A friend of mine told me this saying, ‘if you’re green you’re growing, if you’re ripe your rotten.” Which one are you?