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Self-Improvement Tips: The Importance of Self-Improvement In Your Business

“Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you go on your business journey, at various times, you may find that you stagnate, that you want more, and that your business needs new life.

It’s completely normal because when you have a business, you grow and change as a person, you want to give more to the people you serve, and you naturally want your business to grow and evolve too.

And that’s where the best self-improvement tips can help you.

Your business starts with you and being your best self.

When you are at the top of your game, your business will thrive.

When you are living your passion, your business will have passion.

And when you have purpose, so too will your business.

Hence, the self-improvement journey when you own and run a business is extremely important – especially when you want to grow to the next level both personally and professionally.

Ready for some self-improvement tips?

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What is self-improvement?

The definition of self-improvement is pretty self-explanatory: Self-improvement is the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. It’s the quest to make ourselves better in any and every facet of life. (Source:  James Clear)

Most times when you feel like your business is lacking “something” it will be because you have grown as a person, you have had a life-changing event happen, or your values simply don’t align with your business anymore.

And so a need for change happens.

When this occurs, you have an amazing opportunity to take your business to a new level through self-improvement.

Why is it important?

“In this world you‘re either growing or you‘re dying so get in motion and grow.” — Lou Holtz

If you’re not growing as a person and as a business you may start to feel uninspired, anxious, bored and any number of other emotions.

The more you experience and improve in your life, the more meaning it will have and the more you want to inject that meaning into your business.

How to improve yourself and your business

Self-improvement will help you and your business, and there are three ways you can get started.

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Top self-improvement tips: 1. Update your values

At the start of your business journey, you will determine the values your business will grow on.

As you continue on your business journey, these values may change and evolve over time as you and your business grow.

To get started with self-improvement, check in with your values. Do they still align with you and your business, or do they need to be updated? Have a look at what’s important to you, your business foundations, and the people you serve, and then re-establish your personal and business values – they are likely to be the same or very similar.

Updating your values will help you take your business in the right direction for you.

Hot tip: Check out this comprehensive list of values to determine your own values. (Source: Quality Charters)

Top self-improvement tips: 2. The Rubber Band Model

Sometimes you can be presented with several really great opportunities and it’s hard to make a decision on which one to accept. This will happen when you are looking to grow to the next level and you’re asking yourself: What should I do?

If this is you, why not try the Rubber Band Model?

With this model you only have to ask yourself two questions, which options are holding you and which options are pulling you forward? If you are being held back by something, it will be hard and slow, whereas if you are being propelled forward you will have momentum and it will be easy and quick.

Top self-improvement tips: 3. Make improvement an ongoing thing

Self-improvement is an ongoing activity. If you are continually looking to improve yourself and your business, you’ll continue to make the right decisions and changes to your business so you’re always at the top of your game.

Regularly check-in with your values in business – do they still align to what you are trying to achieve and create, or have they changed and need to be updated?

Make the necessary updates and look at different ways you can improve your life and business. For example, you may get a coach or mentor, do a course, get an accountability buddy, go to an event or make regular habits for improvement.

3 ways to work with the Vibrant Business team

If you need help improving your business and, in turn, your life, speak to our team. We are dedicated to helping make your business more vibrant and we can help you in three main ways.

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•         Coaching and mentoring: Work with us in a coaching, mentoring and strategy capacity to look at your values and align all areas of your business so it works to its full advantage. If it’s time to stay accountable for growth and expansion, please get in touch now.

•         Social media: Social media is essential to business visibility and growth, however, it can be time-consuming and stressful. Let our team of strategists and social media managers take this task off your hands so you can focus on improving your business. Get more information here.

•         Bookkeeping, tax services and business strategy: Business strategy is key when it comes to your bookkeeping and taxation requirements. Our team of dedicated specialists understand this and work with you personally for all your business bookkeeping and tax needs. To learn how we can help minimise your tax, please get in touch here.

These self-improvement tips are designed to help you improve your business and your life. Let Vibrant Business join your team to help you grow and expand to the next level. Contact us here.