Business Growth Starts With You

Written on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 12:11 pm by Adaire
Filed under Financial Freedom.

Business Growth Starts with you

It’s safe to say that every entrepreneur focuses on how to make his or her business successful.  Why not, right?  But I’ll let you in on a secret… :)

Before you can become successful in your money making ventures, you have to focus on your personal growth first.  That’s what I learned from the NOBS TALK of Manny Goldman on The Power of Personal Growth.  He actually authored a book of the same title and has his own website called

The Power of Personal GrowthHis book contains a collection of stories from various important leaders in the industries of personal growth, as well as business growth.  The following names might sound familiar to you: Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Blair Singer and Robert Allen.  All of them are significant people in their industries and they shared their success secrets, key insights, certain mindsets and philosophies in The Power of Personal Growth.  Do I sound like I’m promoting his book?  Well, maybe I am, but I’m not his publisher or anything :) .  I just believe that it can be instrumental to your success.  Instead of wasting a lot of your time, effort and resources on the trial and error stage, you could read this to accelerate your success by learning from the experts themselves.

Inside a Billionaire’s Mind

There was a part in the book that told the story of Bill Bartmann, a homeless street kid who became a self-made billionaire.  When he was young, he thought his life was really awful and he was out to get people.  He actually blamed a lot of people until he was able to shift his mindset and was able to get where he is right now.  The secret is to believe that anything is possible no matter where you are in your life right now.  You’ll encounter inspirational stories like that in the book, and you will be able to get clues from it that you can use to reach your goals and objectives concerning your personal growth.

The Definition of Personal Growth

Anyway, enough about the book, let’s go back to the Manny Goldman’s NOBS TALK.  I actually stumbled across a couple of learnings in that TALK.  Before you can do something about your personal growth, you have to understand its core foundation.  There are three elements to it:

  1. You must take full responsibility for your life.
  2. You create your life since you have control over your thoughts, feelings and actions.
  3. There are people who have gone through life in different areas, have mastered these particular areas and have become experts on it.

Manny Goldman also discussed the four necessary steps you need to work on so you can achieve personal growth:

1. Clarity

You must be able to answer the following questions so you’ll be crystal clear about your life in general.

Who are you?

Why are you here?

What do you want?

When do you want it by?

Why do you want it?

Basically, the first step involves identification.  Find out what your passions, talents or assets are.  Discover what your goals or targets are.  How could you reach a target if you don’t have one?  And it’s important that you set a deadline for it so it’s more tangible.

2. Information and Awareness

It’s essential to keep up and be updated with new information if you want to get somewhere.  For instance, if you want to make you business grow, you must be up to date with the business trends and things like that.  At the same time, you also have to be aware if there’s anything stopping you from reaching your goal.

3. Action

There is no substitute for action.  You really have to go for it.  It’s best if you’re consistent in building significant habits rather than making one big action.  For example, if you’re in a relationship, doing small things like regularly texting sweet messages or preparing meals for your partner is better than one grand sweeping gesture that you only do once in a blue moon.

4. Accountability

Be accountable for all the things that you do.  One good tactic in practicing this is by doing accountability partnership – you let someone know what you’re doing and you ask that person to hold you accountable for it.  Or you could get a coach or mentor who can help you move towards your goals.

According to Manny Goldman, success in life and business hinges on your mindset.  And personal growth and development is the fastest and most effective way to make sure you are constantly improving.  Because after all – your business really is an extension of YOU.

The information I’ve shared with you here is really just the tip of the iceberg.  If you want to discover more about The Power of Personal Growth and how you can apply it to your business, you should listen to the whole TALK with Manny Goldman.  It’s available for FREE here.

So, how do you plan to work on your personal growth?  Leave a comment below and tell us what your next step will be.

2 Responses to “Business Growth Starts With You”

  1. JON says:

    Be accountable for all the things that you do. :)

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