🤯 When it comes to implementing change, one of the major mistakes I see other moms in business making is trying to change everything overnight!
🤑 Part of the reason is seeing all the success stories of those we see around us and thinking that their success also just magically happened. This simply doesn’t happen! In fact, according to serial entrepreneur and marketing author Seth Godin “most overnight successes take about six years of hard work to happen.”
𝗬𝗲𝘁, 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹, 𝘆𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆!
🥵 What does this look like? Building a website, an online course, in person networking, being active daily on 4 different social media channels, committing to a 21 day challenge, while also on-boarding new clients, hiring someone and making the move to finally start that diet and exercise program.
🤦♀️ I’ve been there, and bottom line, the 0-100 overnight change is really not the way to go. It’s not sustainable. A short-term strategy that lacks focus. Plus, it’s more than a bit exhausting!
𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲?
💣 Short sprints of energetic posts/marketing efforts/production
💣 Burnout / Social Media overload
💣 Feeling like a failure
💣 Little-mediocre business results
👉 What every business owner (especially us moms) should be doing instead is going for the 𝟭% 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲. This concept was popluarized by James Clear in Atomic Habits which is literally one of my all-time favorites. I’ve read it cover-to-cover 3x, listened to the audio and it was one of the handful of books that physically made it into my suitcase for our world travel. Yep, I’m a fan 🤓
🍰 The 1% approach holds that we shouldn’t try to change everything at once, but rather small, bite-sized chunks that lead to massive change over time! A recipe for success instead of disaster!
𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟭% 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟬-𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀
🔥 Steady, consistent growth
🔥 Maintaining momentum
🔥 Less hard work
🔥 Feeling fulfilled and successful
🔥Better results over the long term
🛑 So next time you’re thinking of starting 5 different massive projects at the same time or doing a complete 180 in your business stop and instead look at where you could start making 1% changes that will start shifting your business consistently in the right direction!
Love what you’ve read on habits and want get some practical tips on applying this approach to your business? Watch this short video on the 1% change 💃