One of the biggest limiting beliefs I see women I speak to struggling with is a lack of finances. As entrepreneurs, we have all struggled with scarcity at one point or another.
However, scarcity is not something that we are meant to keep as a constant in our business. Scarcity is what keeps us from fully growing and developing our business into what it is meant to be.
I don’t know what your situation is, and your scarcity might be really real. But I want to encourage you to change your mindset no matter what your financial situation may be.
I was recently reading an article that talked about people who have success with their finances and one of the characteristics it talked about was that during troubled times successful people don’t focus on where to scale back, instead they focus on where to grow. They seek opportunities to grow instead of limiting themselves to their situation.
Which one of those are you? Do you limit yourself to your situation, or look for opportunities to grow? You get to decide which one of those you will be.
Let me give you an example. Before I became a full-time entrepreneur I was working a corporate job while building my business on the side. I wasn’t making much money in my business, really I was barely making enough to cover my costs. Because I wasn’t making any money, I wasn’t investing any money. This went on for about two years. After two years of doing this I realized that it wasn’t working. If I wanted to grow my business, if I truly wanted to scale, I was going to have to invest.
I was going to have to put my money where my dream was.
I believed in my business. I believed in it so much I wanted others to invest in it, yet I wasn’t investing in it myself. See where I was stumping my own growth?
If I wanted others to invest in my business I was going to have to lead the way and invest in it first. I was going to have to prove to others that my business was worth investing in.
If you won’t invest in your own business, why should anybody else?
After two years of limiting my own growth by not investing, I finally decided to invest. I was maybe making a $100/mo or so and I decided to invest in an $800 coaching program. True, I didn’t have money in my business, but I was working a corporate job and making good money that I could use to budget into my business.
That investment paid of 10x over. I instantly made that amount and then made enough to leave my job and become a full-time entrepreneur.
It was when I stopped limiting myself by my business situation and started to look for an opportunity for growth that I finally saw a change and success.
Sometimes, many times we limit ourselves by our situation, but where is there opportunity? Where can you grow? What could you be giving up or sacrificing in order to give to your business?
Look for opportunity. Look for ways to invest in what you believe in. When you give to your business you will see results. Those results will be based on what you give to your business.
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