I like to ask people where they see themselves in 12-18 months. The answers I get are often surprisingly below their potential.
The reason for that is we all carry limiting beliefs about what’s possible. What’s possible for tomorrow feels contingent on what happened yesterday.
The best way to fix that is with outside perspective from someone who’s done what you’re trying to do. These people can tell you when you’re just plain wrong.
This happened to me today with someone I mentor.
I asked them where they wanted to be in the next year or so and they said they could imagine having three advisory clients at the most.
I said they could do more.
They recently starting using my consulting framework, which allows me to handle up to 10 clients at a time, plus some group coaching and membership programs.
Why not them, too?
You can serve more than three people as an advisor at one time if you’re doing it right. A little experience, belief in yourself, and the proper design of your services can go a long way.
So as you’re planning your 2021, I encourage you take a moonshot.
Ask yourself, if I could hit a higher target, what would need to happen in my business to do so?
And what am I making harder than it needs to be? How would I design my business in a way that makes even more profit AND more impact?
Those are questions of value. Ask them to yourself, talk to someone who’s done it before, and raise your targets.
You might surprise yourself.