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Here's why you're design business is failing...

Updated: Jan 11

Hey,

You've been putting in the hours…

You've said no to countless nights out…

And you've even invested some of your hard-earned savings…

So why isn't your brand design business growing?

Although every business is unique, here are some of the most common culprits keeping you from your full potential.

First, there's your processes.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives. Usually, the path to those things starts by setting goals. But as James Clear taught me, we instead should focus on systems.

In other words, your processes define the product.

And so if your business is riddled with messy processes, you're your own worst enemy.

On top of that, messy processes can make you feel as if you're doing more than you actually are.

When in reality, clear and intentional goal-based habits can generate better results with less effort.

But in order to stick to these habits, you need self-discipline.

I’m talking about showing up each day and following through on what you said you would do.

Just remember, you started your business so you could be your own boss.

So if you aren't accountable for your own actions, or lack thereof, no one else will make it happen for you.

The problem is that when we don't see early results, human nature leads us to quit.

And in many cases, quitting is a process.

Maybe you start to post less frequently on social media…

Or you stop following up with prospects…

Or you let your once regularly-updated blog build cobwebs.

The truth is that meaningful profits take time.

And the closer we are to a breakthrough, the stronger the urge to quit.

So when that little voice inside your head starts getting louder, my advice is to turn toward those who have been in your shoes.

After all, you're not alone out there diving into an untested market.

Clients need brand designers like you.

It's just a matter of getting in front of the right decision-makers at the right time.

****🤔 So here's some food for thought… 🤔****

Which of these common culprits is keeping you from your full potential?

Is it your messy processes?

Or your lack of self-discipline?

Or just that you haven't given it long enough?

By taking some time to reflect using these questions as a starting point, you can put profitability within reach.

The bottom line?

Even if you simply need more time to succeed, there are always changes you can make along the way to improve.

Just don't underestimate your potential!

And if all else fails, focus on sustainable daily efforts you can maintain over the long haul to maximise your chances of success.

Chat next week,

Abi 🙂

P.S. I've outlined even more common culprits in this Instagram post.

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