As business owners and managers, there are natural patterns that develop within our business and personal habits. Over time, we actually get locked into specific behavioral patterns that produce specific results. Many patterns are favorable and we reap positive rewards, while others not so favorable and are fruitless.
Unfortunately, these fruitless behaviors are not the results we are looking for …since those results tend to be a lack of revenue and profits for the business.
The main problem is the unproductive behavioral patterns we use daily, they become ingrained into our subconscious mind as habit patterns. These habits must be changed, and they must be changed on a subconscious level so we can replace the old unproductive habits with new productive ones. But is this really possible?
Here's how the sequence works, like it or not. Your thoughts produce specific beliefs. Those beliefs produce specific actions, and those actions produce specific results. If you aren't getting the results you want, then you MUST change your thoughts and beliefs so that you begin to take different actions… and taking those actions over a period of time create habits.
What you need to know
Perhaps the following story will put everything into perspective…
Think about a newborn elephant at the zoo or the circus. The first thing the keepers do is drive a huge steel stake deep into the ground and attach a heavy rope to it. The other end of the rope is tied around the back foot of the baby elephant. The baby struggles and strains pulling against the rope trying to break free.
After many attempts, it learns through repetition that the effort is futile, and it finally gives up. It now "believes" it can never break free, and the end result is that it stops trying. From that point forward, the steel stake and massive rope are no longer needed.
If you look at the adult elephants nearby, you will notice they are also tethered to a stake, but in an entirely different way. Instead of a steel stake, there is a small wooden stake. Instead of a massive rope tied around the rear leg, there is a flimsy piece of string. That alone keeps this massive animal in its place.
These elephants have been mentally conditioned to "believe" they cannot break free of their constraints, so they don't even try. They "believe" they will never break free of the rope, and that belief leads to a specific "action" which is to stop wasting energy pulling on the rope, and that leads to a specific "result" which is to keep the elephant in place using minimal restraint.
Why you need to know this
Is the mentality of the small business owner any different?
Small business owners have been mentally conditioned to behave a certain way. They have specific beliefs… such as "in order to make more money, I have to work harder. "Money is the root of all evil." "No pain, no gain." "Money doesn't grow on trees." "If I don't do it myself, it will never get done."
These beliefs lead to specific actions which is to work more hours and put forth more effort in a vain attempt to increase revenue and profits. That leads to specific results which are feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and frustration … that more and more effort is required, even though results don't seem to appear… and in most cases, diminish.
Many Business owners don't have a clue how to remove the mental barriers that are sabotaging their success. They need to get laser-focused on their highest income-producing activities, and learn how to hire, assign, delegate or barter their non income-producing and less productive tasks.
- What if you could do the same thing?
- What if you could discover a proven and tested process that could double your revenue?
- What if you could remove the mental barriers that may be sabotaging your success?
- What if you could get laser-focused on your highest income-producing activities?
- How can you learn to develop these critical skills that can revolutionize your business?
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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Marketing Canada and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girl Leadership.
As an Internet and Digital Marketing veteran, Nancy Beth has vast experience in Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Online Safety and Protecting Your Digital Footprint. Since 2010, Nancy Beth has been highly sought after to share her message on being a Digital Leader, using the Internet & Social Media for good, and how to safely navigate the Social Web.