7 Personal Growth Ideas To Make You A Better Entrepreneur
Updated: Jan 23
Entrepreneurship requires constant growth. If you’re not growing, you’re stagnant, which is terrible for business. You have to keep moving, keep improving if you really want to achieve success.
If you keep on doing the same thing all the time, your business doesn’t really move forward, does it? Well, neither will you if you don’t pursue personal growth.
In this article, we’ll go over some ideas to inspire your personal growth for the benefit of your business. You don’t have to stick to this list, but these personal growth ideas will help you grow, and in the long run, will help you be a better entrepreneur.
1. Becoming More Resilient
Resilience is the ability to recover after a downfall. It is extremely important, not only in your personal life but because owning a business is not for the faint of heart.
It can get depressing when business plans fail, but you need to recuperate from it quickly, or your customers will pass you by. In the business world, nothing is ever certain, so you need to be able to recover and adapt.
When things don’t go as planned, don’t panic. Occupy your mind with finding a solution to the problem. This can be difficult if you’re emotionally driven or you’re known to panic at the slightest change, but I can promise that it comes with practice.
2. Create A Structured Routine
If you haven’t yet created a structured routine for what you do every day, I can already tell that your life is probably hectic. It can be hard when every day can be different, especially if you run a service-based business.
Even if you’re a freelancer, you need to have a structured routine to stay organized and to keep yourself sane. Whether it’s a work routine or a routine before and after work, it’ll do you good to have a slice of structure in your life.
Start by creating a routine for the mornings. This will set the tone for your workday, which will no doubt help you be a better entrepreneur. When you have a schedule, you know what to do and when. And, certain routines can help you take time for yourself, which is just as important.
3. Challenge Yourself
Owning a business will test your every strength. At times, you may think that you can’t go through with it. But, when you can learn to take on a challenge and learn where you need to grow from it, then you are winning, even when you fail.
As your business grows, it will prove helpful to test yourself. After all, you’ll never grow if you remain in your comfort zone. Seek things that will challenge you, but don’t overwhelm yourself. You will be surprised to learn just how much you CAN do!
When you’re faced with a challenge, don’t back down. Come up with a solution and go for it. If you fail, it’s okay. Learn what when wrong and strengthen that weakness. Then, try again. After you learn and grow, you will have success.
4. Read More Books
Books are an incredible gift. They help us learn, expand our minds, and take us to different places. Reading doesn’t just have to be something you do while you’re sitting in a waiting room or before bed. Carve out time specifically for reading every day.
You don’t even have to read books about business. Expand your mind by reading a book about something that interests you. It helps you take your mind off of what’s troubling you, it helps to ease your mind, and it helps with writing too!
Read a self-help book or a book about your industry. When you learn new things that can help you, apply them to your business. Even if you read
5. Become Goal-Oriented
Being a goal-getter is extremely good for your business. It helps you stay driven to strive for success. You set business goals, right? So, why not set goals for yourself. They don’t have to pertain to your business, either. You can make a personal goal to drink more water, for example. Or, to learn something new.
Having goals is extremely important to your personal growth, and anyway you can grow makes you better. And the whole act of becoming goal-oriented will definitely help you be a better entrepreneur. Accomplishing goals will motivate you to do better with your business and with yourself!
For more help on goal setting, visit my post about SMART Goal setting to help you set organized, achievable goals.
6. Try New Things
Not to be repetitive, but nothing comes from staying where you are, never coming out of your comfort zone. When you try new things, you learn more about yourself. It crafts courage and confidence, which are extremely important to be a better entrepreneur.
The more you learn, the better you become. Try something new today to learn more about yourself. Go somewhere different, shake up your routine once in a while. Sometimes, it may not be as good as you’d hoped, but other times, your perception of things will be changed for the better.
Each time you do this, you will not only learn more about yourself, but you can take the confidence you gain and put it toward the benefit of your business. Try new things for your business too! You don’t have to jump in headfirst. Start small, just test the waters. If it works, then expand on it.
7. Never Stop Learning
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, things will change. There will be new trends, new marketing methods, and new ways to effectively reach more customers.
To keep your business current, stay updated on these things. And you can incorporate this into your personal life by learning more about something that has always fascinated you.
This doesn’t have to be going back to school, you can take online courses, read articles about industry news, or just something you like. Business-wise, when a new trend comes around, don’t wait too long to start using it on your business, if it fits.
Personal growth is important, no matter what industry you’re in. But, when you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to stay on top of things. You need to become better to make your business better.
It’s never a bad time to work on yourself for the benefit of your business. Whether you’ve been an entrepreneur for one year or thirty, personal growth is an investment!