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We’ve all experienced growth in some aspect but you can also plateau in anything – your exercise workouts, your business sales, your keto diet, or even learning a new skill.

In this blog post, I’m going to share my tips on overcoming this counterproductive situation.

I’ll teach you to break business plateaus when your growth appears to slow down and you feel like you’re stagnating.

Whenever you begin doing something new, you may be able to easily see your progress. However, most people plateau once they reach a certain skill level.

For instance, when I started learning a new language I also experienced a plateau. Every day I added new words to my vocabulary and different tenses in Spanish.

It was so much fun and I felt so proud to grasp so many new things quickly.

After a couple of months, I wasn’t sure how to make progress anymore. It felt like I wasn’t improving.

I think my progress would have continued if I was able to speak Spanish with someone else and increase my skill.

Time For Something New

When you hit a plateau, it’s a sign that it might be time to change your strategy. What has previously worked, isn’t working anymore.

On a more positive outlook, you’ve become way too good at what you’re doing.

In order to grow, we have to steadily meet appropriate challenges. Right now, the challenges aren’t challenging enough. It means you need to do something new.

Maybe you’ve done all you can with your current audience and it’s time to branch out. Look into some new marketing channels or add a new strategy to your mix.

Make Adjustments

There could possibly be some changes that have occurred without you realizing it. Look at your business demographics, sales, or website traffic over the past three to six months.

See if something has happened that has caused your business to stagnate. Think about what you could do to overcome this.

The reason for your recent plateau may not be entirely your fault. Something could have changed in the world or market that’s delaying your growth.

What change can you make in order to adapt to what’s going on?

Find a Mentor/Mindset Coach

Sometimes plateauing is just a matter of perception. You may be surrounded by people who pat you on the back and encourage you, but what you could benefit from is some constructive criticism and productive feedback.

Find and connect with people who are at the next level you aspire to reach and spend some time around them. You may be used to having yes men in your corner, but that can only get you so far.

Finding a dedicated mentor or coach will help you save time and money wasted on unproductive matters. Having someone who has already been there and done that give you advice or a personalized approach can be exceptionally beneficial.

You may not be ready to invest in a coach or have access to a mentor just yet. I have a free Mindset E-Book here for you in the meantime where you can learn about adopting this success-minded way of thinking and achieve your professional goals.

Keep Record of Your Progress

Your business may be growing but you just aren’t seeing it. It’s easy to see how you’re learning when you just start out, but harder as you get better at it.

Go back and review the milestones you’ve achieved so far.

Write these down in your business journal and track your progress so you can be proud of how far you’ve come and have a little reminder.

You can prevent and deal with plateauing best by adopting the growth mindset. This is a set of beliefs that sees humans as dynamic beings that evolve and develop over time, not as something incapable of progressing or fixed.

It helps you to overcome the limiting beliefs that are holding you back.

You may be taking steps forward in the right direction, but how do you know if you’re actually growing?

Planning for Success

One of the best ways is to chart your progress. Identify every milestone you reach and find a way to keep record of it.

Reaching milestones delivers proof that you’re growing and shows that you can actually change over time.

This also shows that you’re making strides towards achieving your dreams.

Think of this like a positive feedback loop.

Each milestone you reach provides you with more evidence of your growth; this should in turn help you stay motivated to reach your next milestone.

Apple watch has three rings for you to close daily and I personally love seeing that I closed my move, exercise, or stand goal for the day.

It’s helped with my motivation to take breaks because it tracks my progress for me on a big display. You can even add the widget to your phone’s home screen.

Build Your Success Binder, Soon

How do you chart your progress?

In college, we learned a lot about the growth mindset and that encouraged me to create a success binder. It’s been beneficial for my confidence and motivation all these years later.

My clients and mentees that are starting to work with me learn about growth mindset in our very first 1:1 session.

Their “homework” is to start creating their own digital or physical success binder/box/toolkit/file.

You can create one too from scratch by looking on Pinterest or you can swipe a copy of mine.

To begin this exciting project you’ll need to start saving images, screenshots, pdfs, or any files of completed projects you’ve done.

Feel free to include any of your personal/business/work achievements.

You can use this material for motivation when you need it. It offers evidence of how far you’ve come.

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Charting Your Progress Is Important Work

Entrepreneurs track their progress indefinitely.

It becomes a habit, and if you really want to adopt a growth mindset, you should try to make this an intentional part of your life and business.

This could look like making time for strategic planning or taking the time to learn new skills and techniques.

Put time on your calendar to set new goals, review your progress, and remind yourself how far you’ve come by referring back to your success file.