Overcome the One Thing That’s Stopping You
All of us possess an X factor. This is something that influences your success. However, you probably dismissed this high value quality because it’s a hidden trait. Here’s the good news. You can overcome your X factor, develop an effective small business strategy and raise the bar for your accounting firm.
I’ll admit that failure is never fun. Not only does failure cost time and money; it’s frustrating. However, you have to be willing to fail in order to succeed. So, don’t let previous mistakes scare you off.
By the way, your self-doubt impacts your small business strategy. When doubts flare up, you convince yourself that success is possible for others, but not for you. Well, success is not strictly reserved for the special few. You deserve to succeed!
You’ll grow in business, and life, once you become aware of how you’re limiting yourself.
Here’s how the X Factor affects your firm’s success:
- What if I fail?
- It’s too hard.
- What will people think?
- I’ll lose clients if I increase my rates.
- I don’t want to be greedy.
- I prefer security over growth.
- My family wants me to get a regular job for a safe future.
Now ask yourself this key question:
What am I telling myself that stops me from achieving more?
The answer to this question is your X factor.
How to Overcome Your X Factor
Overcoming the X factor requires a simple realization. There’s only one thing you control: YOU!
So, focus solely on the things within your control.
Only two things are within your control.
- Your attitude
- Your actions
What a Huge Relief!
When you realize that you don’t have to control what others think about you, how the economy fluctuates, how your competitors develop their small business strategy, or other external circumstances, it brings relief.
Things seem difficult when you think of change from an external perspective.
Consider this. Envy causes you to look at others and wonder why they are more successful than you. Real change starts from within, by adjusting your attitude and actions.
Basically, external circumstances are primarily a reflection of your thoughts, attitude, beliefs, and actions. And as soon as you change your mindset, the external circumstances start to change as well.
Adjust Your Attitude
You want to move from self-doubt to hope, from passivity to proactive behavior, from fear to faith, from pessimism to possibility.
A mindset shift causes your circumstances to change. Are you fully committed?
Now’s the time to stop planning and get moving. New business opportunities appear as you shift from preparing to action. The actions you take, and the feedback you receive, work to clarify your small business strategy.
Notice how your confidence about your ability to successfully grow your dream accounting firm rises. As you shift from apprehension to action, resources start coming your way. Gradually, you’ll realize that you’re meant to be successful.
As you actively pursue something that’s meaningful to you, the universe responds with synchronicities and throws coincidences our way.
Change Your Actions
Once you become aware of what’s stopping you, it’s time to change your ways.
If you think a specific employee is the problem, stop postponing the get real conversation. You need to decide if that person is a good fit for your business.
If you think you need to develop a small business strategy, schedule a consultation with an experienced business coach.
If you think you’re doing so much work in your firm, and there’s no room for growth, it’s time to stop being a control freak. Hire someone. That frees up precious time for you to focus on your firm’s growth activities.
This isn’t a one-time thing. Consistently devote time to growing your accounting, tax advisory or bookkeeping business. Success is a marathon, not a sprint.
Sometimes things won’t work out as planned. That’s when you may want to throw in the towel. Don’t cave into that thought.
Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You can’t achieve the next level of success on your own. So always remember, guidance is simply a call away in those critical moments.
As you gain momentum and start getting results, the old doubts gradually fade away. Your confidence rises with each passing milestone.
You Don’t Need Confidence
In the path to achievement, everyone encounters the same roadblock: lack of confidence. Yes, everyone. Even the exceptionally successful people don’t always feel confident. Unlike the majority of accounting professionals, they keep moving forward regardless.
For example, Elon Musk mentioned to a journalist that when he started Tesla, he believed he had a high risk of failing. Although the odds were stacked against him, he kept going.
Musk was committed to altering the public perception that electric cars were slow, ugly, and boring. When asked why he pursued a mission that couldn’t possibly be successful, he replied, If something’s important enough you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure.
This is a lesson in courage. You don’t need to be confident, especially when you’re about to do something new which feels risky. What you need is the courage to pursue the ambitions you have in your heart.
Your Small Business Strategy
If you read this far, I believe you possess the desire to learn, change, and grow a prosperous accounting firm. I am fully committed to provide you with building your dream firm.
As a former sports psychologist, I realize the critical X factor is mindset. Don’t allow the doubts, fears, and worries to limit your potential.
Your small business strategy will challenge your limits. And, you’ll grow because you stepped up to the challenge. Discover how to increase your revenue and engage high value clients. Right NOW claim your FREE RESOURCE to earn more while lightening your workload.