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How to Break Free From Being Stagnant – and Start Growing


How do you overcome being stagnant?

In any job, business, relationship, pursuit or goal, we hit plateaus.

We reach a place where we feel stagnant.

We see that a lot in our coaching. We see that with our people internally on our team – they’ll get to a new level, but then can’t break through to the next level.

In fact, that’s one of the reasons why people get into coaching with Southwestern Consulting. They say, “I want to break loose. I want to go to the next level.” That’s a great reason to get into coaching. That’s a big part of what the answer is.

So what do you do when you’re stuck? How do you break free? How do you bust loose? How do you go to the next level?

The answer to become coachable – to learn new information.

Very often when we get stuck it’s because either we’ve maximized our work ethic or we’re not working as hard as we should be. That can be a reason for breakthrough.

If we’re working as hard as we know how, then there’s only one reason: We don’t know the knowledge or the information we need to get through to the next level.

That might not make sense if you’re doing everything you know how to do and you’re not growing at the rate you want.

It’s very likely because you don’t know the information you need to break out of being stagnant – and that’s a matter of being coachable.

It’s a matter of bringing new knowledge, resources and influences into your life to grow and develop yourself so you can break through to the next level.

It’s that simple.

Either you’re not working hard enough or you just haven’t gotten the information you need to break through.

Here’s something about being coachable in general: Southwestern has said for 160 years that to be coachable, you have to be willing to learn.

To grow, you have to be a student of the game – reading, listening to podcasts, reading blogs, watching videos like this, attending seminars and getting a coach.

One of the key problems is that being coachable isn’t really about learning new ideas, as much as it’s about implementing ideas and being coachable.
At the end of the day, it isn’t just about learning new information.

It’s about acting on new ideas. It’s about executing. It’s about taking action and putting that new knowledge to use.

That’s a third part of how you break through.

Ask yourself, “Am I working as hard as I can? Am I doing everything I know how to do? Am I really all out taking the stairs – being disciplined, putting in the golden hours doing the work?”

If your answer is yes, then you need new information, new ideas and new insights.

Or maybe you need accountability for new insights you that you haven’t put into action yet.

That’s where accountability comes into play. That’s where the transition from being coachable to getting a coach makes a difference.

Are you interested in finding somebody to cheer you on, support you and hold you accountable?

I invite you to request a free call today to talk with one of our coaches to get advice on growing your business and sales.

Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep breaking through all of those belief barriers.

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