Business tools that transform – how to move forward with purpose

business tools that transform

I thrive on transformation. I’ve been working through my own Quiet Power Strategy over the last few months and transformation comes up in almost every single value statement.

When a friend, client or community can transcend a once held belief or limit and hold that line – a vision, a feeling, a confidence – consistently, I feel honoured to be a witness.

I can trace all that I am grateful for today to big transformations I went through in my life – moments when everything I’ve been soaking up, experiencing and noticing culminates into a big realization, a firm commitment or sound decision.

When clients and friends have lost sight of the meaningful outcomes they are trying to create, I urge them to think about what’s most important. People get caught up in today’s urgency and when clarity about what all that pressure is leading to is not present, the big picture is required.

It can be tempting to focus on the small things but I’ll argue that tackling the “to-do list” is only gratifying when it’s leading to something big.

Getting to that next big thing requires a new perspective. Straight out of my robust toolbelt, here are a few of the business tools that transform:

1) Lead with what brings you value 

By this I mean immense value. This is a motivational tool encouraging you to meet yourself where you are currently at by giving yourself what you need more than anything right now. Hammering on tasks that don’t feel authentic hardly makes a dent in the success rate for entrepreneurs. If working day and night year after year is the only way a business can stay open than it might as well just close down now because eventually something has to give.

I often use the rocks, pebbles, sand analogy. If you had a glass jar and first filled it with sand, all the little things in your life, you could then get the pebbles in there and maybe even a rock or maybe not. Whereas if you filled that jar with all of the rocks, the things that matter in life (fitness, fulfillment, family, down-time, causes you care about), you can then fill the rest of it with the pebbles and the sand will fall around it.

In order to get back into the level-headed positive mindset that makes your job fun begin thinking about the rocks in your life. Start at the huge essentials which are probably not even business related and ensure they are getting the attention they need before anything else. 

2) Declare your Chief initiative

Entrepreneurs get stretched way too thin by thinking they need to have a few balls in the air and that’s often a mistake if you are small. You need to be doing one thing that totally inspires you and others and aligns with your business model with all you’ve got. Your Chief Initiative (another Quiet Power Strategy tool) is that one thing that drives all of your sub-goals to achieve it. Mine happens to be writing a book.

It’s big but doable, motivating but challenging and when accomplished brings prosperity and fulfillment to your work and life. What is the one thing that you need to complete in the next 6-12 months that excites you, feels on purpose and would just rock your world?

3) Bypass the block

Sometimes we simply get stuck by process. We have a goal, we have an tactic to reach that goal and we can’t figure out how to do it and that stops us in our tracks. Rather sit it confusion over how to do that next task sometimes it’s best to skip it and go to the next one in order to create urgency to get over the first hurdle.

For example, with the book I am writing I need to do a bunch of things besides write, like find an agent, write a book proposal and begin building a platform for it in order to pitch it better. The hardest part is figuring out how to build that platform or following and it’s something I’ve pondered for a couple of weeks. It occurred to me recently that there are options but because they aren’t easy and I have no urgency around it that I am hesitating to move forward.

When I realized that I needed urgency, I created a deadline to write the proposal and contact that agent I’ve been eyeing up because I knew that if I got any traction on any of those external moves that I’d be 100% focused on creating that platform. It was really that simple. By bypassing the block of that one step, I cleared out energy to put into the other things I can do today. 

Are you interested in more tools that transform? This is only the tip of the iceberg on ways to dive deeper into your business mindset and model in order to create movement now. I can help you develop your own personal Quiet Power Strategy in less than 3 months.

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Lisa Princic is a Business Strategist & Membership Expert who helps thought leaders & niche experts build wildly successful memberships while making a positive impact. She helps entrepreneurs scale with powerful positioning & profitable programs designed around their zone of genius. A staunch believer in simplicity, Lisa helps her clients accomplish their goals by focusing on what to do AND what to ignore.

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