How “Small” Business Owners Can Start Thinking BIG with Business Coach Andrea Liebross

February 14, 2024

If you’ve been stuck in the same stage of your business for a while, you might be facing the hurdle of overcoming your own mindset. In today’s episode, Andrea Liebross joins us to discuss how small business owners can start thinking big and getting to the next level in their business! Listen in as she shares a few mindset shifts you can make, some massive action steps you can take, and how to build trust in your business.

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Beyond the Messy Middle—Leveling Up Your Business

I’ve had my own struggles with growing in business. As someone who started their business at 16, I couldn’t figure out how to surpass $5,000/month. At least until I hired a business coach. One year ago, I looked at my business as a joke, so much so that I considered getting a part-time job instead of continuing.

I was living in the messy middle for years believing that leveling up was impossible for me. I decided to invest in a coach so that I could get to that next level.

If you’re stuck there like I was, Andrea Liebross is here to help you!

Access the Future You

If you’re someone who is stuck in their business, you’re likely stuck in your current mindset. This often prompts a frenemy voice that will come out to doubt the possibilities of growth for you. You’re likely holding yourself back because you can’t see what’s possible.

If you want to explore your potential, consider accessing the future you. Look to where you want to be one year from now and consider where you are in business and how much you’re making.

The you in the future will have a lot of stories that will help you make decisions. The future you will:

  • Tell you what to do
  • Give you a belief plan
  • Give you an action plan
  • Highlight your life plan
  • Give you a timeline
  • Help you how to integrate in a way that aligns with the life you want to lead

Three of the key takeaways here are your belief plan, action plan, and life plan. When you build these plans in a way that integrates with your life, you’re turning your vision into action.

In Andrea’s process, she actually does this through a vision to action intensive, where multiple female entrepreneurs go through the process of putting it on paper. From there, you’ll access the vision and build the steps to making it happen.

Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance

If you’re dreaming of hitting 50k months in your business, consider a few options that will help you get there:

  • Sell more of your current offerings
  • Add a new offering
  • Shift your thinking

When you shift you’re thinking, you can consider combining three beliefs. You have a belief in yourself, a belief in the value of your offerings, and a belief in the emotional and financial maturity of your clients.

When you combine these beliefs and find them all to be true, you can increase your price-point. This is where we overcome cognitive dissonance, which is the conflicting belief in one thing but not the other, which holds you back.

If you’re still struggling, consider that where you want to be is where you are and imagine what had to happen to get you there.

Building T.R.U.S.T.

Andrea has built a powerful acronym to build trust in your business:

T – Thought Options
R – Real Problem
U – Embrace Uncertainty
S – Secure Support
T – Take Action

Passive vs. Massive Action

Passive action is when you’re taking action to learn, but not to grow or improve in your business.

  • Listening to a podcast
  • Reading a book
  • Watching a course

What’s not happening when you simply consume content is if you’re not putting into action that makes a difference, it’s simply passive. Instead, consider implementing one thing you learned in order to take massive action on your eductation.

Simply put, you just need to know the next, best step to get you the result you want.

If you’ve been listening to this podcast and you’re ready to level up in your business, it might be time to hire a coach! As you go through this process, consider not overcomplicating by reaching out to too many coaches. This may cause confusion for you and hold you back from moving forward with the process.

Key Moments from the Conversation:

(:59) Helping Entrepreneurs Level Up in Business

(5:20) Accessing Your Future Self

(8:15) Turning Your Vision into Action

(16:18) Passive vs. Massive Action

(24:05) Working with a Coach

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