So you have made great strides in your business, created a superb product line, grown your market share, introduced yourself to your local market and your online market. You have done it all… or so you think.
One thing to remember as an entrepreneur – you cannot sit back and watch your business grow, you must take steps to continue to innovate, stretch and expand. But how do you do that? How do you keep the ideas fresh? If you google this subject online, there are plenty of specific ideas from leading entrepreneurs, celebrities etc. that can guide you.
Here are three different ways to help your Entrepreneur Mindset that I feel sum up most of them:
1. Growing Your Network:
Now, this could mean many things. You already have a marketing plan/strategy to increase your market share but have you ever considered your network? It is always a great idea to continue to go out and meet others. Be it in person or online, growing your network has many benefits. A few of those would be a Networking Lunch and Learns – the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners on ways that have been successful in their businesses that may apply to yours. Also, the benefits of conferences – by going to industry conferences, it allows you the opportunity to network with others who have possibly the products or technologies to continue to develop your industry.
2. Quality Control Spot checks:
Never forget the power of Quality. That is why your followers and customers are loyal to you. By checking in on processes and making sure that the tried and true ways that have given you the success you have are followed not only assists in brand consistency. It gives you a chance to think about any new procedures/products that have come out to see if there was room to implement them in your business without minimizing what has worked to this point. Enhancing quality… but keeping true to your original vision.
3. Rest… yes … Rest
Rest. A simple four-letter word. The best thing you can do to help your mindset is to take a breather once in a while. You can only work at 100 km an hour for so long before you wear out something. Taking time for self-care is just as important as growing your company. Taking a weekend off once in a while, listening or reading a good book, spa days, golf days… all these things help refresh your mindset to be able to handle any issue that comes your way.
These are just a few of the fantastic things you can do to improve your entrepreneur mindset. Remember, there is no right way to improve your mindset; it is a personal path to take. These are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling so that you are always performing at your very best for your business, clients (and if you have them) your staff.
What do you do to improve your mindset? Did I miss anything? I would love to hear them if I missed any other gems.