by Ruby McGuire (UK)

When I work with business owners wanting to be successful, they often tell me their limiting beliefs and negative self-talk can prevent them from believing that success is possible. They state they are trying everything that can create success, yet their business is not growing. All of these ‘stories’ are unhelpful.

What stories are you telling yourself around being successful?

If you are telling yourself you can’t attract clients (I call them ‘dreamies’), the reality is likely that you’re struggling to attract clients.

Here are three ways to create success in your business:

  • Act As If

There are four main steps to Acting As If:

  1. Get crystal clear on what you want to achieve, i.e. I’d like five paying clients.
  2. Reverse engineering – Work out what the outcome is you want to achieve (get specific)
  • How many clients?
  • On what package(s) specifically?
  • How much would you like to earn and by when?

Once you have that information, work backwards, listing every step you need to take to reach that outcome. Then start taking action, one baby step at a time.

  • Play – We get too serious in business – play with possibility, get curious, make your business fun. Say to yourself, ‘I wonder what could be possible if ….’
  • Believe it’s possible. Create an action plan to make it happen.

How would you behave in your business today if you acted as a successful business owner already? Someone that is confident, successful, good at what they do and takes action.

  • What would you be doing differently?
  • How would you feel?
  • What brave action would you take if you were that person now?

If you know someone who has the success you want, ask yourself, ‘What would xxx do?’ (i.e., What would Richard Branson do?) You may find it helps you to take some inspired action.

Action: Where would ‘Acting As If’ create success in your business? Step into the persona of a successful business owner and track your results.

Source: iCN Issue 35  (Business Coaching: Building your Organisation); pages 17-19

About Ruby McGuire

Ruby McGuire is a Business & Mindset Queen. She’s an Accredited Master Coach & Master Mentor with the IAPC&M, Trainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author of multiple books. She loves helping her clients step up and become leaders (aka Queens) of their businesses. She helps her clients develop their leadership and business skills, create a success mindset and attract dreamie clients. She is a Brit on a mission to live a simpler life without marketing on social media so that she can spend more time in her beautiful Scottish surroundings. You can find her at her pretty online home, over on her podcast show, Rock Your Fabulous Biz, and here where she shares her Mini Guide to Marketing Without Social Media. When she’s not working you will find her surrounded by books, making hand-made cards, and enjoying life with her hubby, little dog and chickens (usually with a Whittard Vanilla cappuccino in her hand)!

Ruby McGuire, Business & Mindset Queen. MCIPD, AMC, AMM

Accredited Master Coach | Accredited Master Mentor | Trainer | Speaker | Author

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