One of the first steps to creating a successful business, is to bring a concept to a reality. As you do this, you will create momentum and; before you know it, you have a growing team.
You even figure some things out along the way about yourself and get comfortable that you’re at the peak of your leadership. You are planning your work and working your plan. You commit to stretch yourself knowing you can take on more.
While your cash flow stabilizes your expenses have increased. You experience growing pains. Stress levels are high and your visions don’t materialize as quickly has you planned.
It’s easy to let your emotions get the best of you. You start to second guess yourself for taking a risk, kick yourself for adding expenses, or make short-term decisions that solves a temporary problem yet don’t address the long term.
Remember, you can only take your team to the level at which you are personally willing to go.
Take a breath and remind yourself of the leader you are and; most importantly, the leader you are being called to be. It’s in the moments of breakdowns you are called to a stronger level of leadership. The bigger the breakdown, the bigger leap you will make in your leadership.
In that moment where you:
• Think you need to just work harder in the business
• Are tempted to cancel your plans to attend an event that will move your business ahead
• Want to stay working in the business because it’s just too much to think of leaving your team with the volume of work
Consider for a moment how it could all work. Tap into your creative mind:
• Ask yourself how you could keep all of your commitments (without working harder).
• Call on your team to step up or ask them for ideas.
• Make bold requests.
• Ask for help, look for volunteers, and accept assistance.
• Be assertive, proactive, and unstoppable.
You have a choice: to back down and go to what is comfortable or move ahead. You are being called to take on more than you have ever taken on.
Instead of being enveloped in the circumstances of the day, step inside of your contribution. If your website crashes before a big launch, you lose a major book of business, or your funding dries up, guide your team through the process with peace and ease. As a leader, this will be as challenging as it is important.
If you expect your team to perform, lead by example. There is no greater motivation than to see the person in charge modeling strong leadership behavior. This might mean taking time away from the office to attend that conference even when it isn’t convenient. This might look like being the calm when all is chaos.
You know all of those breakdowns you’re experiencing? You’re just being called to be a stronger leader. Work through it with grace because on the other side is where you will find your greatest leadership victory.
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When you walk in, you’ll collaborate with other high-achieving small business owners, and we will get right in to learning a powerful framework to:
-Develop and lead a high-functioning team
-Expand your business model and revenue streams
-Be up to 40% more productive
-Systematize a year’s worth of marketing in 1 hour
-Distinguish your company in the marketplace
What would that open up for you if you could achieve those results like our clients have?
Head on over to http://www.wakeupprofitable.com and join our group of high-achieving business owners. As an added plus, you’ll also be supporting our Charity of Choice, Sweet Dreamzzz. A portion of each registration supports this non-profit organization dedicated to sleep education for children. Thanks also to our Sponsor-Partners: The Betty Brigade, Business Innovation Lab, Legal Shield, and Wellness Universe.
See you soon!
Create a great life,
Lisa Mininni, President, Excellerate Associates – showing thousands of business owners how to scale their business
Founder, The Business Innovation Lab, CoWorking and Conference Space