When you are building something new, growth is always the goal. How you go about this growth is a constant choice you need to make. Namely, will you operate as a frantic salesperson or a patient gardener?
THE FRANTIC SALESPERSON
The frantic salesperson is consumed with the pressures and weight of reaching results which can cripple them with a narrowed understanding of how things grow. Thus spending their energy and efforts chasing after the next and most immediate result. Ironically, the frantic nature of this approach contaminates the salesperson’s efforts, repels others from participating and in the end sabotages the growth desired.
THE PATIENT GARDENER
In contrast, the patient gardener works just as hard, with just as much grit, and with just as much determination. However, the difference lies in the approach and posture of the heart. The patient gardener tends to the factors, cultivates the environment, and keeps disciplined rhythms of action that contributes to growth, all the while with an unhurried and non-anxious heart.
As purposeful entrepreneurs you are working towards growing and scaling something new that contributes to the flourishing of others. You have a choice in how you work towards seeing this growth come to fruition.
HOW TO START
To make this shift, it requires you to pay attention to the bigger picture and examining your approach to growth from every angle. Here are a few ways to get started:
The first step is to get clear on the growth you want to see. In our coaching programs, we always start with honing in on the measurable impact we hope to achieve. Set some time aside this week and do the work of narrowing in on what growth you want to see in this season.
Take stock of your daily, weekly, monthly, and annual activities. Ask yourself if these activities will contribute to the growth you are seeking. What activities do you need to change, add or cease all together?
Take a step back and examine the over all factors contributing to you growing or not growing. What elements of your environment do you need to take into account?
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