I always believed that to have growth in your business or personal life, you need to keep learning.
But don’t just look for new learnings…
Look at your past to understand the lessons that shaped you. To gain perspective and understanding.
Let me explain why this is important when you’re trying to build your business.
You see, I think that our past holds a treasure of information.
Every experience, may it be wins and losses…
These all contribute to who you are right now. And it shaped how you react to specific situations.
More importantly, it reveals how you lead in your business…
How you manage your team…
And even the decisions that you make.
Your past experiences affect how you filter and interpret information. Specifically the data you get from your business.
Why is looking back important?
When you look back on how you were shaped by your experiences…
You’ll have a better understanding of why your leadership behaviour is the way it is.
It’ll also give you an insight into the type of culture that you’ve built in your business.
And you can also decide on what type of person you don’t want to be.
But I think the most important discovery you can make is this:
A deep understanding of your character.
For example, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
If you know that a particular aspect of your business isn’t part of your strengths…
You can either hire someone who’s good at it…
Or you can automate it. Or create a system around it so you don’t have to deal with that aspect.
You see, understanding your past brings a lot of realisations and perspective.
Specifically on areas that you can improve.
For example, if you know that your past gave you limiting beliefs that affect how you lead…
You can find a mentor or coach who can help you through it.
And if past losses make you feel cautious and unable to take risks…
You’ll know that it’s one area you’ll need help with.
Now, these are only some of the things you can do by being in touch with your past.
What’s clear is that by embracing what happened before, it’ll be easier for you to unleash your brilliance.
You can shape a future that’s resilient, strong, and incredibly successful.
In case you want to talk about this more, I invite you to book a Call to Clarity with me today.