2023 is shaping up to be a year of change and uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: businesses that can adapt and grow will come out ahead. But what is the best strategy for driving growth in the coming year? The answer may surprise you. Drum roll, please.. the best business growth strategy is personal expansion. Let’s dive in.
Personal expansion is a vital aspect of personal and professional growth. It’s about taking the time to understand yourself, your goals, and what truly makes you happy. By working on yourself first, you’ll be able to achieve a level of clarity and focus that will help you to thrive in all areas of your life, including your business.
Our friend and Personal Expansion coach Maria Sanchez helps her clients identify and overcome limiting beliefs, figure out what they truly want, and create a clear plan for achieving their goals. The key is to focus on being super aligned and then executing on that plan. By doing so, her clients are able to achieve success and happiness in their personal and professional lives.
The same is true for businesses. When you’re clear on your goals and confident in your ability to achieve them, your business will thrive as a result. To get started on your personal expansion journey, consider these steps:
Take the time to figure out what you truly want. This can be done through journaling, meditating, or talking to a therapist or coach.
If you would like to learn more about personal expansion, or are interested in mentorship/coaching opportunities check out Maria’s Instagram page here.
‘Personal expansion is about forgetting and letting go of the things that you think you are or that you think you need to be, or that society has told you, or your family, or whoever told you when you were growing up, and just letting out the authenticity and the truth that is already within you.’ – Maria
Identify any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. These could be thoughts such as “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t make a change.” Once you’ve identified them, work to overcome them by reframing your thoughts and challenging negative self-talk.
‘If your belief is I’m not good enough, I’m not capable enough, I don’t have enough time. It’s not possible. That’s the gun that is killing you and that is killing your dreams.’ – Maria
Create a clear plan for achieving your goals. This should include specific steps you’ll take to reach your desired outcome, as well as a timeline for completion.
‘When you get people to grow, and when you get them to expand themselves from the inside to out, then you have a transformation in the people that are making the decisions in a company, when you get that, you have the ones that are leading the vision of the company, the ones that are making the decisions can now decide with a new mindset and without limitations that were blocking them from seeing the solutions from finding out about what was behind what was blocking them.’ – Maria
Stay aligned with your goals by constantly reminding yourself of what you want to achieve and why. Use visualization techniques to help you stay motivated and focused.
‘In order to get the clients you want to get it’s all about alignment.’ – Maria
Finally, execute on your plan and make sure you are taking action to move forward.
By focusing on personal expansion and working on yourself first, you’ll be able to achieve a level of clarity and focus that will help you to thrive in all areas of your life, including your business. Remember, it’s a journey and it’s worth investing time and energy on it.
This conversation highlighted, once again, that the key to success in business is authenticity. If you would like to learn more about authentic entrepreneurship, checkout Market It! Episode 8, where we sit down with Personal Expansion Coach Maria Sanchez to discuss the best business growth strategy for 2023. In this episode, we dive into our favorite concept: “soulful brands” for the authentic entrepreneur.
Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog! If you want to continue learning about how to build an authentic brand and learn more about how to market your business, check out Market It! the podcast that inspires and guides authentic entrepreneurs to build the soulful brand of their dreams and lead a purpose-driven business.
At AHBC Group, we are passionate about helping entrepreneurs launch and grow a brand that is authentic to them, their purpose, and their audience. We enjoy working with entrepreneurs who have a strong purpose, a clear vision and who are animated by ethical, eco-conscious, and inclusive values, who like to challenge the status quo, and are not afraid to build a truly unique brand. If that sounds like you and you would like to discuss your project with us, apply here!