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Did you know a startup company takes five years to get off the ground? In that time, it will go through many changes – some being more difficult to address while others need a relatively straightforward approach. The key is learning from those changes and growing with your business.
In the early stages of a business, it’s essential to be flexible and adaptable. You never know what’s going to work and what’s not, so you have to be willing to try new things. As your business grows, you’ll start to figure out what works best for you and your company. It’s also essential to keep growing personally and professionally. As your business starts to show some successes, you’ll inevitably face new challenges and problems.
Let’s discuss some essential growth aspects you should always keep in mind with your growing business. These elements will help ensure that you, too are growing in the right direction.
Growing With Your Company
Letting your physical health fall by the wayside when running a business is easy. You’re probably not getting enough exercise, and you might be eating unhealthy food because you don’t have time to cook.
It’s essential to make time for your physical health, even if it’s just a few minutes each day. Taking care of your body will help you feel better mentally and emotionally and give you the energy you need to power through long days.
Start by making small changes and continue learning your body and what it requires to operate optimally.
As your business grows, you’ll start to meet new people and make new connections. It’s essential to build a strong network of support around you. These people can provide advice, mentorship, and invaluable contacts.
Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Have you
heard the saying “your network is your net worth?” Be authentic, be yourself, and treat others the way that you want to be treated.
Attending industry events and conferences is a great way to meet new people in your field. You can also join entrepreneur groups or online communities.
Your business can be a very emotional roller coaster. Sometimes you’re on top of the world and then next you feel like you’re about to hit rock bottom.
Learn your emotions and feel into them. Learn to not let them consume you or react when they come up. Remember energy is just “energy in motion” – let it flow.
When our energy is in motion, it’s flowing through us in certain ways depending on the type of emotion we are experiencing. If our emotions are habitually expressed in similar ways, then over time that strengthens the way our energy moves in response to those feelings.
The key to changing our emotional habits is being aware of them, and understanding how the energy flows through them. Emotions are vibrations and that’s why when someone feels sad around you, you are likely to feel their sadness.
Taking care of yourself mentally during the growth stages of your business is essential.
Where do you start? With your mind! Work on your mindset everyday. Build your mind into your strongest asset so that you can NOT fail!
Work on your mindset as you would any other skill. It takes time to build and train your it to become an asset for you instead of something that can hold you back. Some activities to support this are:
1. Gratitude : Start or end your day with the things you are thankful for. Having a rough day? This can be as simple as being thankful for the air you breathe or for being alive another day.
2. Mantras: A mantra is a short statement that can be repeated throughout the day to help you focus on the present moment or focus your thoughts and feelings. Write it down somewhere visible so you can see it and repeat it as needed.
3. Being impeccable with your word: Words are spells that you cast when you speak. Think about what you say before actually saying it out loud. Are you constantly saying you can’t do something? You are putting that out into the universe and making it come true. Negative words create negative energy. Positive words create positive energy. Change the way you speak to empower yourself.
You may think there is no place for spirituality in business. Most of us are told that the keys to success are decks, charts, analysis, productivity, and anything that is quantifiable. While these can be useful tools, you need passion, vision, and clarity to utilize them correctly.
Every entrepreneur has dealt with the heat of managing a business. As a business owner, you’re on the driver’s seat of your organization. And if you are not doing well, it will affect the entire business. If you keep going forward, you are well on your way to a burnout.
Some spiritual exercises that can help you feel more grounded and at peace, which can consequently lead to significant business gains include journaling, observing (mindfulness), following intuition, and mindful breathing.
Learn your limitless self and become the person you desire to be.
Growing with your company is an essential part of being a successful entrepreneur. It’s important to be flexible and adaptable in the early stages and to keep growing personally and professionally as your business grows. By taking care of yourself in the areas discussed in this article, you’ll set yourself up for success.