Are you trying to be the big fish in a small pond or the small fish in a big pond?
This mindset is key for your personal growth but also your business growth.
Here is how I see it;
Your first year of business is something like this;
(If you resonate with this – comment or message me, because I love to know that I am on the same page as all of you!)
Trying to be seen
Getting yourself out there
Saying yes to everything
Showing up all the time
Constantly creating new content
Trying to sell yourself and show your worth
Focussing on getting clients, getting people to pay you and turning this into a business
Being bold and attempting things because you think you need to
Hoping things work out and trying your best to stay positive and motivated
Probably burning the candle at both ends a little to keep your visibility up
Getting yourself spread on social media and noticed by people that you didn’t already know, or weren’t friends of friends
Trying to become the big fish and be known as the expert in your field
This effort to become the big fish in a small pond and get yourself seen and on a platform of knowledge is totally ok and something any successful modern-day entrepreneur will need to do to grow their business and be able to leverage that business.
When you’re starting out, people don’t know who you are, why they should trust or believe you and what makes you the person they should connect with and work with, so becoming the big fish in a little pond is a GREAT starting point.
And, if nothing else, it gives you somewhere to grow and evolve from.
BUT – the key is to not stay in this little pond for too long or you will start to cap your own progress and growth without even realising.
Once you have found your feet, established a business that is successful and makes you happy, you no longer want to be the smartest person in the room anymore! THIS is moving into year 2 and beyond.
Now you know you can do more
You are ready for a new challenge in the business
Your zest for growth and expansion lingers
You know in yourself that it’s time to up-level but how?
You find yourself drawn to hugely successful people and aspire to be there
You’re ready to become the small fish in the exciting big pond!
THIS Is where the real business work begins, and you can take yourself to a level you never knew possible – and it is only possible, because you became a big fish in a little pond first!
Start going to the events that used to scare you
Connect with people that you used to watch and follow at the start
Raise your prices
Hire an assistant
Investigate a new platform to show up on
Look into passive income streams
Start learning something new
Hire a more expensive coach
Join a more high-profile mastermind or course
Pitch to companies and magazines to feature you and connect
Start to become the small fish in the big pond and learn from the best – this is the best type of up-levelling and truly shows you what life can be like when you challenge yourself and take some intentional risks.
You want to become the least experience person in the room – that way, the only way is to learn, to grow and to enrich your mind with new ideas and exciting opportunities.
Don’t stay a big fish for too long my lovely, go out there and grow!