When I was training to be a business coach, we used to play games to help us leverage our thinking. The particular game I’m thinking of was called “add a zero”. We were to take our annual sales goal and add a zero to it – then brainstorm on what strategies would get us there. The exercise forced us to think bigger than we were thinking, which was really helpful because after a couple of hours of thinking at that level, my original number seemed small in comparison.
After years of struggling to hit my annual targets, I learned the other half of the equation – to believe deeply in my own worthiness to succeed. I know what you’re thinking…that seems so obvious, and it is – but I was so close to it, I couldn’t see it for myself, and it wasn’t until I worked on my own personal development that I finally made the breakthrough’s I needed to break from my old beliefs that were holding me back.
What might be getting in your way of becoming who you need to be, in order to do what you need to do, to have what you want to have in your life?
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Coaching in Kelowna, BC. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.