Don’t Grow for the Sake of Growth
I’m an achiever, a go-getter. I want to know what’s next and I love to be growing and moving forward. That’s really what drives me.
But at some point with my business I had to ask: where do I take this? Where do I go from here? It’s such a weird place to be and I realize I had forgotten why I was doing this in the first place. I had a grand vision, and a big “why” when I left my job a few years ago, and that was to build my dream life. That was my vision.
In this episode I talk about how you can get stuck growing for growth’s sake, and why that’s unsustainable. It’s important to understand that growth isn’t always what you’re looking for.
“I want to live a life where I can wake up whenever I want. I want to take naps when I want to. I want to be able to give myself a raise and not have to ask someone else whether or not I can have it. I wanted to be able to have that empowered feeling in my every day and I wanted to be the person in control.”
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In this episode Avani talks about:
- Why she recently was feeling dissatisfied, even though her business is succeeding.
- Why “growing to grow” is unsustainable.
- The steps she’s taking to get her fire back and put herself back in the driver’s seat.
1. Vision casting and designing a future desired state
Sit down and think about what you want your future to look like. I’m doing this with my husband, but you can certainly do it by yourself. It’s important to check in and see if you are where you wanted to be, or if you need to readjust and figure out what’s next for yourself.
2. Slow down and observe
The best way to level up, either in your personal life or in your business, is to take some time to observe where you need to do so. The only way you can observe properly is to slow down. If you’re like me, this might be painful, but it’s necessary. You need to make these observations so you can attain the future that you want.
Where are the gaps in our collaboration? Where are things broken? Where do you need to upgrade and get better? And, once we know the answers to these questions, how can we do this? Spending the time to dig deep into this and upgrade your systems and ways of working is only possible if you do steps one and two first, but will make your future so much more attainable.