The Single Biggest Cause of Failure is part of my special summer Best of Series. These are the most popular posts on the Uplevel You blog, consisting of articles and videos you shouldn’t miss. Here’s a fav!
Chances are, there’s something you’re doing that will hold you back again and again in your life and your business. This is the biggest cause of failure. It isn’t about your marketing or the packages you’ve set up. This is all about YOU.
This has to do with what I call the SOUL and STRATEGY tracks of a business. The way I teach this in my Uplevel Academy Masterminds is that in your business there’s a STRATEGY TRACK– (this is the marketing, systems, and the real how-to and left brain work); and there’s a SOUL TRACK– (the supposedly “soft” stuff, the mindset). These two go hand-in-hand because the strategy part will only get you so far…
You need to get to the SOUL work in order to get to the STRATEGY work.
On our journey to entrepreneurial success there’s a lot we carry with us and tend to hold on to– but really it’s about this: “What can we let go of?”
“Let go? No way,” you may be thinking. “I want MORE… more energy, more clients, more money!”
A ton of people think business success is about being more driven, having more, getting more, but this drive doesn’t serve them. Because the truth is that this process of Upleveling is really about letting go.
So, here’s what I know (from real-life personal experience) can help you to start letting go of the gunk that’s holding you back.
Start by catching yourself when you’re doing these things, and this is where true personal and business growth begin:
To succeed in your business let go of your need to be perfect before you take action. Be willing to do things imperfectly as an entrepreneur.
To succeed in your business let go of your fear of being seen- which can be anything from stating your opinion, owning your credibility, writing blog posts or articles, or reaching out to a client when it’s time for them to renew. You’re not a fraud, so stop thinking you are– you’re an entrepreneur. Own it.
To succeed in your business stop letting other people’s opinions define you. Take the time to ask yourself, “who am I.” Answer the question yourself, rather than asking others to answer it for you.
Tell me in the comments below, what are you NO LONGER willing to tolerate as you move your business forward? Let’s talk about this!