According to a recent survey, entrepreneurs regard themselves overwhelmingly as visionaries, with an ability to see beyond the horizon and accomplish lofty goals. However, leadership coach and Joy of Business facilitator, Kerry Garner Venter warns that most entrepreneurs are more limited than they would believe. She is on a mission to help business owners recognize the unconscious boundaries they abide by, and teach them how to approach business in truly limitless ways.
Business can be wherever you are. There has been an obvious evolution in this area in recent years, but many business owners still limit their business’ potential because of location. What if you don’t need a physical office or location? Even if you have a physical business, what are literal borders that you have defined? Have you not gone global because you don’t think that’s possible?
Read Kerry’s thoughts on how to push past your perceived limitations you may put on yourself!
Don’t look for a purpose or mission
These can actually limit you. Be careful if you have a particular business purpose or mission, as it may blinker you to what is possible for you right now. If your next opportunity doesn’t fit your purpose, you will overlook it.
It never shows up the way you think it will. The best opportunities often come from unexpected angles. Beware of opportunities that pop up and look shiny and enticing – the ones that everyone else would say ‘Oh, you must do that’. The unconscious pressure to conform is powerful. Stay attuned to what is true for you.
When you are attempting to fulfill your vision by looking through the eyes of, or emulating the journey of others, you will never find what is true for you and your business. When you inject the values of others into your business, you subordinate what is true for you and function from others’ expectations and projections. That is when you start feeling overwhelmed and unable to make decisions; you feel like you’re spinning your wheels but not getting anywhere.
Business success has come to have very a limited meaning; making money. Business is the adventure of living. Profit is not just about expanding your wallet, it’s about expanding your life. When you view business this way, you will seek horizons that will not only bring you monetary success, but also personal fulfilment.
Be willing to embrace the uncomfortable and the unknown
You will have to work to cross the border; you will have put some effort into being able to take advantage of the new landscape. But if you are willing to step out of where you feel safe and comfortable, you will discover all that is new, challenging and exciting.
Kerry Garner Venter is a business and leadership mentor, life coach and certified Joy of Business facilitator. A near death experience as a child forever changed her views on human potential and inspired decades of study into psychology, consciousness, and subtle energy. Her profound insights into the mind and the constraints of perceived limitation led her into a successful career as an executive coach and consultant, covering a diverse portfolio such as leadership & team optimization.