This is the last of four articles designed to help you kick off 2018 with a Blue Print for business success inspired by James Ashford’s manifesto for growing a thriving accountancy firm.
This article covers maximising your impact and developing a growth mindset.
Maximising impact for me means helping my clients achieve their personal goals. Very often this means starting off helping people get clarity on exactly how much money they’ll need to enjoy the life they want.
This is lifestyle financial planning where I work with you to produce a cashflow forecasts for the rest of your life based on various scenarios.
If there is a gap between what you want and where you’re heading then we can look at putting a plan in place to help you:
- Grow your business
- Improve profits
- Increase the value of your business
How can you increase the impact you have on your clients?
James suggests putting the person before the client/customer. So, ask questions to understand what is important to the people you serve. What do they really want? How can you help them get that?
When you are impacting your clients and your own life it’s time to think about giving back. This could be to your team with a bonus or shares in the business. You could participate in charity and community activities and/or look to impact the word through organisations like B1G1.com.
A growth mindset is about taking responsibility and taking action.
Believe that you can, do things that make you feel uncomfortable or a little embarrassed like telemarketing or sharing video online.
Work on staying focussed on what’s important, not just urgent and take sustained action.
This is where GoalDriver.com will help you be accountable to yourself.
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