How You Got Here Is Not How You’re Going To Get There
I’m coming off three incredible days of hosting my mastermind retreat weekend in Sedona. The time we spent together will help the women who attended experience quantum leaps in their lives and businesses, and I’d like to share some important takeaways that can help you do the same.
One key concept to grasp is that in order to get to the next level in your business, something has got to change. The skills, habits, and tactics you utilized to get you to where you’re at today will need to shift in order to take you higher, to help you build bigger, and to lead to the next income tier you’re seeking.
In today’s post, I’m sharing several essential questions for you to consider if you’re ready to reach that next peak.
Read on and grab your journal - it’s time to reflect and assess what your next steps will be and how to get the support you need to take you to new levels of success.
How are you going to get to where you want to go?
The fact is, how you got here is not how you’re going to get there.
Perhaps it was hustle mode that got you to where you’re at today. You pushed yourself to the point of overworking, you endured the sleepless nights, and you’re no stranger to stress. But that same hustle is not going to be what takes you to that next level.
Because when you're creating a $500,000 business, it's not the same as when you're creating a $250,000 business. If you want to get to that next level, if you want to hit $500,000, $750,000, a million dollars, it's only going to be possible when you decide that how you get there is not how you got here. Something needs to change.
What are the things you need to change to reach your next level?
First and foremost, I’d like you to take a closer look at your skills and habits, which likely need to change for your next level.
Start by analyzing your current habits with the next level version of yourself in mind. That next level version of yourself already exists within you - what can you do to better step into that role? What would she be doing? How would she be spending her time? What habits would she no longer be doing? What boundaries need to be set?
Next, assess your current skill sets. What do you need to learn to level up in your business? What kind of education do you need to invest in? Maybe it's education on specific technology, or on how to make more sales, or perhaps it’s on business strategy. Maybe you need to learn more about scaling a business.
When determining where you’ll be up-leveling your skills, you then need to figure out what new levels of support you will need. Does your existing team need more support + guidance? Or perhaps you need to build a team, in general.
These are all questions to spend some time pondering so you can figure out how you can reach that new peak. One of the coolest things I've experienced here out hiking in Sedona is that once you reach that peak and stand at the top of the mountain, all of the sudden there's a brand new view up there. All of the sudden you can see different peaks that you couldn't see from the ground level. And so as you hit these new levels of business, you are going to begin to see and experience new levels that you can hit next and discover new ways of getting there.
Before you get too far considering all of the above, one of the biggest questions I have for you is: Are you celebrating the good times?
Celebrating your successes and all you’ve achieved thus far is an essential component in leveling up. When you don't celebrate your achievements along the way, it's like receiving a gift from someone and not saying, thank you.
Take the time to thank yourself for how far you’ve come. Acknowledge everything you’ve learned, the hurdles you’ve cleared, and the goals you’ve reached. This praise is an internal reward that not only leads to greater satisfaction, but it also tells your brain what you’d like to see more of. Celebrating the good times leads to more good times, and it’s your responsibility to create that in your life.
One final question
Lastly, I’d like you to honestly ask yourself, Am I losing enough?
Consider: Are you taking enough risks in your business? Because if you are winning all the time, then you're actually losing. We learn the most from loss. In fact, the greatest lessons, the greatest changes, the greatest transformations, all come out of losses.
So while losses can sometimes hurt, they’re also vital for growth and change.
The next time you experience a loss, ask yourself, What lessons can I take away here? Those learnings are the gems that are going to get you to the next level.
If you don't have those learnings and you're always winning because you're playing it so freaking safe in your box, then how are you going to see the next mountain top?
It's interesting because sometimes in business we think, I got here, so I'll just keep doing the same things and it will get me to that next place. But the truth is, that's not how it works.
Your next destination requires more. It requires change. How you got here is not how you’re going to get there.
Getting support on your climb up to the next peak.
If you're feeling like you’ve been making efforts to change and evolve, yet still feel stuck in certain ways, perhaps it's time to get out of your routines and attend a retreat.
One of the things I love most about these retreats that I host is that you not only experience lessons and insights such as the kind I mention above, but we also work on their integration into your life and business. You make discoveries and then strategize with me on how to actually implement them. The power and impact of this is far-reaching, as I have witnessed in many of my client’s lives.
The next retreat I’m hosting will allow you to release all of the pent up anger, frustration, and other emotions that need shedding in order to make room for the healing, joy, and reconnection to yourself and your business. It’s a transformative experience designed to take you to that next peak, that next level.
If this is something that calls to you, then message me over on Instagram. I like to keep my retreats limited in numbers and will be putting together a short list of those interested in the slots available. I hope you’ll join me.