How Big Thinking Can Grow Your Business

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Do you surround yourself with dream squashers or are you surrounded by individuals who listen to your dreams for your business and urge you to pursue them? Do you think big for your business? Do you look at where your business stands today and think, “this is good enough” or “what if I try something new and it upsets the successes I’ve attained?” Do you give yourself enough credit to allow yourself to dream big? Remember, not every big dream has to come to fruition of a “mission accomplished.” But, every big dream may have a kernel of an action step that will help you think outside the proverbial box and could potentially spark a new idea to do something you’re currently doing better, faster, or at a higher level of income producing effect? How Can Big Thinking Grow Your Business? Take a moment and ask yourself: What is your dream for your business? Do you want to be the next Amazon or Uber? Do you want to be the biggest XYZ firm in your city or part of the country? Are you looking to take your business nationwide or worldwide? Do you even allow yourself to have those big dreams? Many business owners, when asked, “What is the big dream for your business this year” will say: 1. I’d like to bring in an additional $1,000 a month. 2. I’d like to grow by 10% in clients and income. 3. I’d like to outsource some of my tasks. 4. I’ll be happy to maintain the status quo. 5. I hadn’t even thought of a big dream… I’m just trying to maintain my current level. This is what I call “expectation” thinking. You expect to stay where you are and that thinking leads to your getting exactly what you expected. What if you allowed yourself the audacity to say, “I’d like to grow my income by $5,000 a month” or “I want to exceed last year’s sales by 50%”. What’s stopping you? Is it because you’re afraid to think big? What do you think would have happened if Henry Ford hadn’t thought big? Would we have had automobiles? Every successful business started out as a small idea that was pushed to higher levels by an entrepreneur who thought big. Big, audacious goals don’t have to become setbacks if you didn’t achieve a 50% higher sales revenue. If you shot for 50% and achieved 30% isn’t that a big win? It’s certainly a bigger win than a 10% increase. Although if you’d considered a 10% increase you would likely have met that, but would it feel as good as aiming for 50% and attaining 30%? Probably not! How can you become a big thinker in your business? 1. Ask bigger questions. When you think big, you aim higher. When you think big you push yourself out of your comfort zone and take a chance. It’s exhilarating to take that leap. Ask yourself, “What would life and my business look like if I grew the business by 40, 50 or even 60% this year?” There is no harm in asking those bigger questions. In fact, the answer to “what would it look like” may be the motivating factor in your pursuing that big goal. 2. Network with like-minded big thinkers. If you surround yourself with entrepreneurs who are always asking, “what if” you may pick up their energy and start asking your own business “what ifs.” If you surround yourself with people who are happy to go with the path their business is on and not take a detour, you will likely be pulled down that complacent path. Involve yourself with big thinkers and you will feel more comfortable announcing your big goal! Find a mastermind group of big thinkers to help you, might be an option. 3. Find out where other big thinkers got their start. Did mega-companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, or Uber start out as successes? What is the backstory – the origin story for those businesses? When you know the humble beginnings of mega companies, you may find the inspiration to think bigger yourself. If those company owners hadn’t been big thinkers and pushed their businesses toward large goals, they wouldn’t be companies we would have heard of, right? Don’t let yourself get mired in the past. If you’d tried something in the past and it didn’t work, let it go. Pull that information out and ask yourself what went wrong, how you could change that today, and what experiences do you have now that you didn’t then that can help? A past “failure” is simply an experiment that didn’t pan out. Don’t let a fear of failure stop you from thinking big. Ask yourself, “Don’t you want more?” If that question makes you uncomfortable or makes you shout, “yes!” Then get started today on your next big idea! Consider these six ideas you can implement today to help you think bigger. 1. Ask bigger questions. 2. Network with other big thinkers. 3. Find big thinking experiences and join in. 4. Look at origin stories for other big thinkers. 5. Don’t discard or toss out any idea, no matter how audacious it seems. From that huge, big thought may come your next spark of an idea that will grow your business! 6. Ask staff for ideas they might have to accelerate your business growth. When you’re putting your big idea into practice, don’t forget to plan for the infrastructure your business might need to support this big idea when it comes to fruition. Write down your income goals. Write down your goals for hiring new team members. Get a picture in your mind of what your life would look like when you achieved that big thinking goal. Don’t put it off any longer. It’s time to get busy! If you need help thinking bigger, reach out to me today to schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. 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Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. 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