As humans, we think our growth will always be linear, but in reality, there will always be challenges in our way to teach us some beautiful lessons.
One thing that will help us overcome these challenges is doing something with pure intention. The intention is important because it helps us reflect on why we’re doing what we’re doing.
When you embark on the mission of entrepreneurship to build a business and make a difference in the world, this will undoubtedly help you learn more about yourself. Knowing your ability to deeply introspect and examine yourself from within is one of the keys to success for many entrepreneurs.
In this blog, I have shared 9 questions that have helped me know myself and grow my business to 6 figures.
These questions will benefit you no matter what stage you are in the journey or your business model.
Q1: What can I do right now that no one else is doing that will allow me to separate myself from the competition?”
The market is getting saturated as entrepreneurship is growing in popularity.
So it’s essential for you to more than ever to understand what you can do right now that no one else is doing that will allow you to separate yourself from the competition, so write that down and take some time to reflect.
Q2: What’s the one thing that I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
This question is from the book ‘The One Thing’. It’s a book I highly recommend that you read if you are an entrepreneur. It’s a game changer in terms of understanding how to prioritize and focus on your goals and the question you want to ask because there are so many things that we can do, like trying to be popular on Tik Tok or Instagram.
For most people, that one thing is probably connected to getting clients right. So you can ask yourself, what’s the one thing you can build out in your business that will allow you to improve your processes or systems of generating clients?
Q3: If I don’t achieve my goal 1 year from now, why would that be? And what can I do to change it?
As human beings, it’s much easier to think about what we’re doing wrong and pinpoint that versus trying to think abstractly about what we need to do that is right because there are infinite possibilities, but it’s much easier to determine what we are currently doing that we feel wrong and that we know in our heart of hearts that we should not be doing.
So I want you to ask yourself, why would that be, and what can you do to change it if you don’t achieve your goals one year from now?
Q4: If I could no longer market for new customers and were limited to your current customers bringing in more customers. How different would my client experience look?
What would you do if you could no longer market to new customers and were limited to referrals? How different would your client experience? What would you do to really wow your customers?
Q5: What are my skills, and what are my deficiencies? And which of these deficiencies are keeping me from what I want? And why am I not working on them?
Q6: If I have passed away and people are at my funeral, what would I want them to say?
I got this question from the book the seven habits of highly effective people, which I recommend you read if you’re an entrepreneur. In this book, the author suggests that you ask this question and think about it because it will allow you to determine your values, mission, and purpose in life.
What would you want them to say about your achievements, personality and, how you treated people, what impact and differences you made?
This is one of the easiest ways to get clarity on your purpose, mission, values, and what’s important for you in life.
Q7: What is the #1 habit that, if I instill, will have a dramatically positive impact on your life?
A lot of people get tied up in trying to build a routine they should instead of figuring out what is the one thing that if you could do every single day would have a dramatically positive impact on your life.
Q8: What’s the #1 thing I need to Stop doing in my life right now that is holding me back?
Q9: What is one thing I can do today that my future self one year from now will thank me for?
Let’s now take all this reflection we’ve done and bring it back to the present. What is the one thing I can do today that my future self will thank me for one year from now? That’s probably a question you should ask yourself every day when you wake up. What is the one thing I can do today that my future self will thank me for one year from now?