Do you know what’s blocking your business growth? You know you’ve been giving your business a go for a while. You may have even seen some success. Frustration is starting to kick in, as you have the right plan in place and are following all the steps. And now you’ve got to a certain level, but you’re feeling stuck and have been for a while.
You can’t put your finger on what it is, but you know something is ‘off’.
You, my dear, have what I call ‘growth blocks’.
What are growth blocks exactly?
A growth block is something that prevents you from reaching the levels of success you want. There are two types of block you need to consider – practical (or physical) and mindset.
What do we mean by practical growth blocks?
There are certain practical elements of business that, if not implemented, can stop you from achieving the growth you want. This type of growth block can include things such as:
- Not having a marketing plan
- Not being clear on your ideal client
- Not setting clear business goals and breaking them down into manageable steps
- Having no business strategy
- Doing it all alone rather than growing a team to support you
- Not having the right equipment or space to carry out your work
- Not understanding the tools and resources you need
- A lack of funnels and automation
But if you’ve addressed those things and are still feeling stuck, you need to look elsewhere.
Mindset blocks that can keep you from your business growth
And that’s where mindset growth blocks come in. These mindset blocks can prevent you from achieving the growth you want. And often, they’re the missing ingredient when it comes to achieving success.
Because mindset will always trump practical action. You could be going through all the right action steps, but if you don’t believe you’ll achieve the end result you want, you won’t!
So what do we mean by mindset blocks? These can be the thoughts, feelings and beliefs you have that prevent you from growing. Things such as:
- Fear of failure
- Lack of self-belief
- Not feeling worthy enough
- Visibility worries
- Fear of selling
- Lack of confidence
- Fear of failure/success
- Beliefs around money
The whole time you have those same fears, worries and beliefs, you’re going to stunt your business growth. Why? Because as much as you may want the opposite to be the case, you’ll find evidence to back up what you think, feel and believe.
How to overcome those blocks and achieve business growth
The good news is all growth blocks can be removed. Practical growth blocks are all things that can be addressed either with the support of a business coach, a financial investment, or some hard work on your part.
And it’s the same with those mindset blocks too!
The first step towards overcoming any block is to identify what that block is. You may need a little help uncovering all the blocks you have, as some can be deep-rooted and well hidden. And you may even have more than one block at the same time (and that is perfectly normal!). That’s why it’s worth working with someone who can help you identify and deal with any blocks you have.
Once you know what block you have, you can work on removing it. Depending on the type of block you have, you may be able to remove it yourself by identifying your gaps and implementing a solution. Alternatively, you may need the help of a business or mindset coach.
Clear the block from your energy system. This is often the step that gets missed, and it’s why a block can often reappear. Check out my recent blog, ‘Why we need to clear blocks from our energy system’, for an overview on the importance of this and why it matters to your business growth.
It can be incredibly frustrating, wanting to achieve business growth but not knowing what’s holding you back. That’s why it’s so important to know what blocks are showing up for you and blocking you from moving forward or reaching the goals you set.
The steps above will help you overcome growth blocks. But if you want to find out what your growth blocks are and how you can overcome them, you can take my quiz to find out.