6 Secrets that will Help Your Business Grow and Flourish

How can you help your business grow and flourish?

To many CEOs and business owners are stuck, frustrated, delusional, or have simply become complacent.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]There is no doubt from my observations that this is a by-product of the pandemic. It is no surprise to me that the top 20% have dramatically increased their revenue and profitability while the balance continues to winge and complain. 

The 20% know something the 80% don’t. As an advisor to CEOs and business owners I have observed the 20% and here are the six secrets that will help your business growth and flourish.

1. Check yourself and become self-aware

Know where you came from, who you are, what you stand for, and why you are here! This is about purpose and self-reflection.

2. Human Connection

Business owners must get back to basics and reconnect with your customers on a human level, pick up the phone and say hi! Don’t try and sell them something instead engage in a meaningful conversation.

3. Values

Customers are values-driven so building your future content on your values will help you on your quest for your customers to connect with you.

4. Focus really does matter

Is your business all things to everyone? If your message is confused and not relatable then how is anyone going to buy from you. 

5. Building Value

To build value you need to devote more time to uncovering your customers purpose, their DNA, their values and what truly matters to them so you can find an intersection with your purpose and values.

6. Mental and Physical Availability

Are your customers thinking of your brand and are they able to access it when they’re thinking of it? When your brand is strong in both of these domains then more people can easily buy your products?As you build your business, keep asking yourself..

How you can adjust to a changing world?

How can you stay relevant and grow while being true to yourself?

What must you do to become more adaptable?

This mindset will make you referable and help your business thrive, no matter what headlines are in store for you.

If you want more tips go to the link in the post and download my 9 Steps to Business Growth Blueprint (link to blueprint page). It’s absolutely free, go to the link and invest in you.

3 big tips to help you deal with the holiday stress

Three tips for parenting through holiday stress

Holidays are not holidaying and for many of us entrepreneurs and business owners, this is a stressful time of year. But today I will give you effective and useful tips on how to deal with your holiday stress.

We are wrapping up our ventures, managing our people, and trying desperately to find the time to be with our family.

We make a big effort to understand our children and I personally can relate to their strong desire for learning and relentless energy. Lucy and I have developed boundaries and rules so that we can maintain some balance and harmony.

Here are our three big tips to help you with the holiday stress

1. Make space for big emotions

It’s important to have your children name what they are feeling about the holidays.

In some cases, it may be sadness because they are not able to go to Nonna’s house and have a sleepover. This may forge the feeling of longing and worry.

By naming their feeling, you create awareness and get support them. This empowers you to make better more informed decisions.

2. Practice Reframing

This is a great exercise, and it takes some practice especially for me. With your children, practice finding better-feeling thoughts.

Instead of: you can’t go to Nonna’s this holidays.

Say: We are going to zoom Nonna each week and hang out with her remotely.

3. Focus on Gratitude

Start a morning gratitude ritual. At breakfast, eat together and ask each other to share one thing you are grateful for today.

I am grateful the four of us get to hang out together for the holidays
I am grateful that we share Christmas together and exchange gifts
I am grateful that we zoom our loved ones and spend time with them

We find these three tips for holiday stress incredibly useful with our children and it keeps them engaged and aware.

If you have any tips, please share them in the comments below as I am always looking for better ways to managing the holiday stress. 

Until next time live with purpose.