As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our routines.
We wake up, go to work, come home, and go to bed, often without taking the time to reflect on the impact we’ve had on the world around us. However, I believe that it’s important to finish each day feeling like you’ve made a real difference, no matter how small that difference may be.
When we feel like we’ve made a difference, we feel more fulfilled and purposeful in our lives. We feel like we’re contributing to something greater than ourselves and that our actions have meaning and significance. This sense of purpose can have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being, helping us to feel more positive, motivated, and engaged in our daily lives.
So, how can we ensure that we finish each day feeling like we’ve made a real difference?
Here are a few tips:
Set clear goals
Whether it’s at work, in your personal life, or in your community, it’s important to set clear goals for yourself. This will give you something to strive for and a sense of direction in your daily life.
Once you’ve set your goals, it’s important to take action towards achieving them. This might involve taking small steps each day or tackling bigger projects that will make a significant impact.
Reflect on your accomplishments
At the end of each day, take some time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished. Even if it’s just a small step towards your goals, take a moment to acknowledge the progress you’ve made.
Take time to express gratitude for the people and opportunities that have helped you make a difference. This will help you to appreciate the impact you’ve had on others and feel more connected to your community.
I certainly consider myself exceptionally fortunate in my role as a Business ScaleUp Mentor, and founder of the #ADDAZERO Business Challenge. Every day, I get the opportunity to work with Business Owners, supporting them to overcome challenges, hurdles and difficulties that prevent them from the significant and sustainable growth of both them and their businesses.
One such recent example of which is Sean:
Sean is a driven and ambitious individual who started his own business during the global lockdown in response to COVID 19. When we first met networking, despite having read every book out there, attended many courses, and applied much of the multiple sources of advice that were available to him. Sean was struggling to grow his business and feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges he was facing. However, Sean remained optimistic and open to both being challenged and trying new things, through his determination to help others whilst achieving success.
Initially, Sean bought a copy of #ADDAZERO – Establishing BaseCamp. From which he began to see our approach is significantly different to much of the other guidance and advice he had been given. Practical, step-by-step support and the resources he needed to overcome his challenges and reach his goals. Within days of reading, he had already won a new client as a direct result of applying the teachings within, and had been able to identify why the previous methods he had been taught hadn’t worked.
From here, he booked a single coaching session, and together, we developed a comprehensive plan for scaling his business, including strategies for marketing, sales, operations and finance. I was able to offer insights based on my own experiences as a business owner and Mentor, and Sean was able to apply these insights to his own business.
Over the course of a few weeks, Sean went ahead and purchased #ADDAZERO – Scale to Summit. Which I’ve observed as Sean’s business continues to grow and evolve. He implemented new marketing strategies, and new pricing plans, and expanded his reach to new markets. He also gained a newfound sense of confidence and clarity, knowing that he had the skills and resources he needed to succeed.
One of the things I love most about my job as a business scaleup mentor is the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs like Sean. These individuals are passionate, driven, and committed to achieving their goals. They are willing to take risks and put in the hard work required to succeed, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be a part of their journey. As a mentor, I am able to provide these entrepreneurs with the support and guidance they need to navigate the challenges of scaling a business. I am able to offer insights, expertise, and resources that can help them avoid common pitfalls and achieve success more quickly.
At the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than watching an entrepreneur like Sean achieve their goals and take their business to new heights. It’s a privilege to be a part of their journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to support them in any way I can.