There are two very common kinds of self-help guides on the internet – those that help you with personal growth, and those that show you how to grow your business.
But, especially if you are new to the world of business, personal growth can often lead to you being a better business person, and so lead to business growth.
Here is how personal growth can lead to business growth.
Never stop learning
The one thing all great business leaders have in common is that they never stop learning. They weren’t born with all their knowledge. Instead they acknowledge any areas where they are uninformed or untrained and take actions to change.
It could be something as simple as a quick Google search to find a new bit of knowledge, or it could be reading a book or attending a training course to learn new skills.
The knowledge you learn and the skills you obtain not only help you in your personal life, but also make you a better business person.
Never lose the urge to improve
In both your personal life and your business life, if you ever reach a point where you think you’ve reached all of your goals and so have no reason to carry on improving, you risk missing your true potential.
Once you reach any of your initial life or business goals, make new goals so you have something to reach for, and a reason to keep improving.
Make friends with smart people
Having friends who are smart and interesting not only makes your life more exciting, it also gives you plenty of opportunities to learn new things.
That’s no different when it comes to business. Most successful business people would never have made it if they didn’t make the effort to find a mentor who could help them with advice gained from their extra experience.
A healthy mind and body for a healthy business
Finding success in business isn’t quick or easy. It takes a lot of work over a long period of time. But there are things you can do to make it all run a little more smoothly – it mostly comes down to developing healthy habits, such as waking up early so you can be in office early, while still making sure you get plenty of sleep so you have enough energy.
The habits you build in your personal life have a big effect on your business life. You should try to eat healthily, make sure you get enough exercise, and read regularly to feed your mind.
Never forget what you are working towards
Once you’ve been running a business for a while, you can sometimes get discouraged because you forget why you are putting yourself through all the hard work.
If this happens, your business will suffer because you won’t have the same drive, and it will also make your personal life less fun because thinking about working will make you feel stressed.
To help cure this, try to remember what your original goals were and then think of all the times you actually achieved them. This could help motivate you to continue reaching for goals.
Shoaib Aslam is the co-founder of Pearl Chartered Accountants, a UK-based chartered accountancy firm that has multiple locations across London. They are experts in helping startups and established businesses with all aspects of growth, strategy, scaling up, accounting and tax planning.