February 16, 2017
If you’re a founder or creative, you know that growing your business takes more than just skill and passion: it also requires strategy and good decisions. Today, positioning yourself for exponential growth is a critical part of achieving it. After all, few people just fall into the position of Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Instead, you have to work for it, prepare for it, and develop a plan to achieve it.
Here are some top tips for founders looking to make smart decisions in the coming year:
Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People
Tim Ferriss is famous for saying “you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with the most, so average up.” If you’re not surrounding yourself with people who are pushing you, challenging you, and making you feel like the least experienced person in the room, you’re doing something wrong. With this in mind, actively seek out situations in your work and professional life that allow you to “average up,” so to speak.
Write Down Your Goals
What is measured can be improved. When you write your goals down, you give yourself some accountability to achieve them, while also providing a convenient metric by which you can measure your progress and success. For best results, revisit your goals several times a year to track how close you are to meeting the objectives, and what, if anything, you need to alter to make obtaining the goals a reality.
Overhaul Your Workspace
You’re only as good as the space you work, and overhauling your daily routine can make a massive difference in your growth and productivity. If you’ve been working from a home office or coffee shop, explore additional options, such as coworking spaces, where you’ll be surrounded by other like-minded individuals and placed in an environment that encourages abundance, creativity, and innovation.
The future is ripe for the people who realize it, and taking some strategic steps now to position yourself for exponential growth down the road is a smart way to plan for success.