How to Break Through the Plateau and Have Success in 2018
Have you ever reached a point where you didn't know where to go or what to do next in your business? Have you ever stalled and struggled to figure out your next right step?
I recently got to share my experience with plateau-busting in David Durham's Rocket Entrepreneur Summit, and I wanted to share what I've learned with you, plus offer you a special invitation to learn from me and 30+ other entrepreneurs.
Sound cool? Keep reading.
Up until a few weeks ago, I always thought a plateau was a high, flat surface, like a summit, as in “you've reached the plateau,” the peak. But that's only half of the definition (who knew!?).
A plateau is also
“a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress.”
And haven't we all “plateaued” at various points in our business? Haven't we all reached a point when growth slowed and we had to do something different to move forward again?
As Einstein said,
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
The same actions that got us to our plateau have also caused us to plateau. To break through that plateau, we have to do something different.
So, when I sat down with David to talk about how I've achieved my goals and busted through my business plateaus, I had to look back and see what I've done to experience massive growth in my two companies.
My First Plateau
On January 17, 2014, I was fired from my job at Dell by a boss who used to be my friend. In the weeks that followed, I had to figure out how to break free of my old ways of doing things and get new results.
My first plateau, my first stall point, was when I had to decide to either brush off my resume and beg someone else for a job, or try to build a successful coaching business.
And that's a plateau most new entrepreneurs reach. They have to decide to go back to their j-o-b and do the same things or to make a change and do something new.
How to Break Through Your Plateaus
I won't ruin the fun for you or spoil the surprises I gave David (you'll have to sign up for the summit to get the full info), but I will share a practical tip you can start using today.
If I could ask you to do something to be more successful, to stall less and break through your plateaus…
I'd ask you to experiment more. To tinker. To get in your garage, real or digital, and just try new things. Try something that might not work. Push the limits and test. Break stuff and learn how to fix it.
We learn more when we fail and make mistakes than we do when things go well. If you want to push past limitations and move forward, experiment.
Most people fail to grow because they're afraid of failing, breaking things, or messing something up. However, if you look at all of your missteps, mishaps, and broken things in the full context of your overall learning, there really are no failures, there are no missteps and very few broken things that cannot be fixed.
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Over to you: What have you done to break through barriers, mental or otherwise, to see amazing growth in your business?