One of the most popular questions I get from the people I coach is how do I grow? Or How do I grow faster?
If you are like others and want to know a couple secrets to push yourself to grow, here are my (not so) secret weapons….
Answer these questions: grow to what? A better leader? More efficient? More influential? Run your own business? Get specific about what this means and what you will be like on the other side of that growth.
Decide if you are willing to do the work. There is work in growth, it isn’t easy and you have to determine what you are willing to give up to get to the other side of that growth. The things you give up can be time with family, hobbies, favorite job task – you will not get the growth without some sacrifice.
Get ready to be uncomfortable. You will experience the more growth when you are uncomfortable and in the unfamiliar. The more you operate in this uncomfortable state, the more growth you will have.
Build the habits. Once you begin to grow, build the habits and continually look back to make sure you are not backsliding (#makeitbettermakeitstick).
You might be reading this and thinking....4 items? That’s it? Yes, that is it. Give them a go, they are not as easy as they look AND they are worth the effort.
Growth is about being better. A better leader. A better person.