This may be a trigger for some, that makes even the bravest of entrepreneurs squirm and wiggle their feet with discomfort. In this episode, we’re talking about all about patience. Tune in to learn how you can become more patient with yourself and your business so that you can launch, grow and scale your business to seven-figures and beyond.
Patience – how do you feel about it?
When you hear the word “patience” what is your first reaction? Is it frustration? Discomfort? Foreign? Take a moment to note how you feel when you hear it and what comes to mind. As entrepreneurs, we all need patience especially in the moments where it feels like everything is going downhill or not moving at all.
Patience is not passive
Patience doesn’t mean you abandon ship and wait for the universe to make things happen for you. This doesn’t mean you neglect your business, instead, you need to acknowledge that your business growth is going to come from a series of “power moves,” or small actionable steps, that you take each and every day to get closer to your goals.
Impatience is something that causes you to stray from your vision until you completely lose sight of it. This can happen when you’re not seeing the results immediately. Have you ever looked at another business and thought “wow, how did they become a success overnight?” Chances are, they didn’t. We know that our business takes time to plan – countless blood, sweat and tears over hours on end. Patience takes work, just like your business does.
Power patience is about passion
Let’s reframe patience and call it “power patience” instead. Think about what helps you show up in day-to-day actions? How does your business function and grow? You need two things – the first is passion.
When you neglect to build your business from a place of passion, it will fail.
Think about what drives you on those rainy, dreary days when you don’t want to get out of bed and you’re ready to walk away and start looking at job postings? When things go south, cash flow gets tight and your client base gets smaller and smaller – the first thing we ask ourselves is “is it worth it?”
And if you’re passionate about it, the answer will be yes.
It could be easier to go and do something else but if you abandon ship on your vision and your business’ reason for being – you are no longer connected to it. You lose your passion for it. When things get tough, you need patience to keep doing those power moves.
When you’re passionate, you persevere
The second thing you need to have power patience is the ability to persevere. Perseverance comes through a series of small actions that will get you closer and closer to your goal. Instead of looking at where you are right now and where you need to be, think about where you were and how far you’ve come.
Where were you 30 days ago?
Even if you haven’t completed your goal yet, you’ve come a long way from where you used to be. You’re a lot closer to your goal today than you were yesterday. Reflect on your journey and celebrate the small wins along the way. This is a great way to motivate you, refuel your passion and to stay patient.
Where in your business do you need to be patient? Think of 3-5 things that you’ve done to help you get closer to your goal. Then you can focus on what still needs to happen and plan out your power moves that will help you get there.
Business growth doesn’t happen overnight, you need to be powerfully patient. Every day that you do those small, actionable power moves, you get closer and closer to your goals.
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