When attempting to grow your small business, one of the most common mistakes is to bite off more than you can chew. Now that we have our Trajectory set and we are in Alignment With Our Greatest Potential, it’s time to take the next step. In the final installment of our three-part series, we will explore the 1% concept – a way to break down tasks into manageable chunks and, ultimately, achieve your small business goals more efficiently.
The small business growth mindset
This concept is where the money is! The 1% mindset is a growth mindset. A mindset that believes I have control of my life. I can improve in every area of my life in some small way. I have the influence and power to choose a higher path. The choice is up to me. This belief is a part of my character, and I express it by continually striving for excellence!
“The path is the goal!”
– Pema Chardon
I’m continually working on the processes and systems in our small business that lead us to success. How we do things and the growth tools that we use to get things done is the “front sight” focus (thank you for that Mark Divine – Navy Seal). The processes reflect the habits, beliefs, and behaviors that reflect my values.
“Every day and in every way, I’m getting better and better.”
– Tony Robbins
To live thoughtlessly is to live foolishly. I choose to be careful in how I live. I believe life is a precious gift, and this life is brief; therefore, every day is a gift, and I will try to do my best. It is up to me to “root out” what is not in my highest potential.
Why 1%? Anything else is overreaching, in my opinion, and likely to fail. The accounting business is a tough business to change a belief, a habit, a behavior. To change how you do things takes great intentional effort. The 1% puts things in an achievable perspective. The 1% improvement sometimes takes weeks to realize. It’s not usually instant, quick, or easy. It takes daily intentional effort to install a new belief that becomes part of your identity, a new habit to become ingrained, a new behavior to become a part of your character.
“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
– William Johnsen
Challenge yourself today to be 1% happier, 1% healthier, and 1% more effective in achieving your small business goals! I hope that you have not only enjoyed reading this series but that you have also gleaned some information that will help you to change your life for the better! For a more in-depth look at this subject, check out this blog and for more information about our firm and how we can help you flourish in your small business, contact us here.
Forward Thinking. Future Progress.
G. David Chappell, CPA, PFS