Business Talk Podcast #7: Mindset Training

Listen to my recent podcast conversation with business attorney, David Shoup here:

Your mind is powerful: it can transform your business. But so many people don’t know how to harness their mindset in the best way to lead and grow their businesses safely and more profitably.

What are the most common concerns that business owners need to address? Many people are looking for solutions to overcome a business plateau and reach the next level. Adjustments can often be made in communication or leadership to amplify business efforts. Ultimately, the goal is to increase revenue while working smarter, not harder.

Identifying the Root Cause

One of the blind spots business owners face is they assume that they are dealing with one problem, but the root cause lies somewhere else. The underlying issue might be masked by a generalization. For example, procrastination is a generalization people often use. But the reality is that the person isn’t doing what they are supposed to be doing when they are supposed to be doing it.

Telling someone to “stop procrastinating” isn’t really a solution. There are underlying issues that are more deep-seated and will have an undeniable impact on the results. Solving these root-cause issues helps to correct the “symptom” of procrastination.

Integrity in Your Business

Integrity is a priority that can shift business results. Who you are is your word: the promises you make. Your business is what you tell the world it is, including your mission and vision. Then, it’s up to you as a business owner to keep these promises and deliver what you say you are going to do.

Integrity allows a business to function at a higher level. Consider this example: if a building wasn’t designed or constructed properly, then we would say that the building lacks integrity. As a result, we can’t count on the building to perform its function and bad things can happen. This example also relates to business.

Integrity is doing what you say you are going to do. Doing it the way that it needs to be done. And if you can’t deliver as promised, then own it and honor it. Taking responsibility for it and maintaining open communication helps other people to see that you are transparent and are someone they can count on. How you deal with these challenges is what defines you as a leader.

Boosting Your Business with Coaching

Where can you improve your business mindset to amplify your successes and minimize challenges? An outside perspective from an experienced transformational business coach can be a great investment to boost overall results. If you are ready to learn more about investing in business growth and development, then contact us at Effective Action Consulting to book a free consultation.