All successful Entrepreneurs/Founders and Senior Executives in Major organisations across the world work with coaches of their own to help them grow and develop, both personally and professionally. It’s something they all credit to helping them achieve success. As one Industry Leader says, “to be an entrepreneur, to be successful, you have to do the inner work.” Investing in personal development helps you build a strong and solid foundation as well as inner strength and resilience.
Personal development starts with being both willing and committed to making change happen in your life, as well as planning for the long run because transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Remember, “transformation is about going within and starting to see the truth about what's going on inside yourself. We're often looking outside of ourselves and getting caught up in the external. It’s important to look inside yourself and get real and be willing to call yourself out,”. Once you start doing the inner work, it will have a profound impact on your external work.
One way to determine if you need to focus more on inner work is to ask yourself a simple question,“Am I achieving my desired goals professionally and personally? If the answer is no, what actions do you need to take in order to achieve them?” Think about what you need to invest in in order to become successful.
1. Step outside of your comfort zone.
If you’re always operating inside your comfort zone, you’ll eventually hit a growth plateau. “You won’t have the extraordinary life in business that you want if you stay in your comfort zone,” Please know that growth happens when you do things that make you uncomfortable. “Find out what the uncomfortable things you need to do to build a business are and do them,”. It’s only when you’re able to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself that you see true business growth.
2. Establish thought leadership.
One of the best ways to grow your business is through thought leadership, but it’s important to establish it in the right way in order to build credibility and trust. Rather than simply posting helpful information, use storytelling to share your knowledge and expertise. It’s far more powerful to share stories rather than just stating facts, and in doing so you can create a much stronger connection with your audience. As the saying goes, “facts tell, stories sell.”
Another way to establish yourself as a trusted source is by giving people a firsthand look at how you work. One senior Industry leader advises us to “show people what you’re doing and how you do it.” Share clips from your events, live conversations, or transformation calls so people can see how you work.
3. Build relationships.
Storytelling and showing how you work can help to build connections with your audience because it’s inherently more personal. People feel like they’re learning from a person as opposed to simply reading an article or listening to a podcast, which starts to establish a relationship. “You have to connect with people at a personal level to build a relationship,” he says. People don’t buy as a result of posts and ads unless there’s a credible person or brand behind them. “building relationships happens one client and one conversation at a time.”
4. Don’t worry about certifications.
Your experience, both personal and professional, is what makes you a powerful leader, not a certification. While a certification can provide you with the fundamentals, the most value that you bring to the table comes from you personally, from your experience and expertise. “People with real life experience make the best coaches because they've been through so much already,”. Never underestimate the power of the experiences you’ve lived and the wisdom you’ve gained from them.
5. Believe in yourself.
My advise to you all is to “have an unshakable belief in your ability to build something extraordinary. The future belongs to those people who are most brave, most courageous, most willing, and most true to themselves,”. When you truly believe in yourself, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
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