By Jason Swenk
There are, of course, several things I would do differently, but one of my top ones would be modeling. One of the best things you can do for yourself to improve your own business, is to find models and/or find mentors. Modeling is finding someone who has your results you wish to achieve. For example, when I read Good to Great, by Jim Collins, I saw another view point on how to run my business. If I didn’t read this book, it would have taken me a couple of years to figure out what I learned in a couple of hours. I simply read his book, took scores of notes, and then tried applying bits of his ideas to my own work, and found out what worked.
I also do this with blogs and as many educational videos I can watch online. Then I look for the tiny things I can apply. For example, I created the AGENCY PLAYBOOK for agency owners that wanted to speed up their knowledges on getting bigger clients, streamlining their agency and growing revenue over 7 figures. I provide them with the worksheets, methodology, contract templates and formulas I used that changed my business. This AGENCY PLAYBOOK simply allows them to achieve the results they are looking for at a faster pace.
Questions to ask yourself:
- What’s your business’s model?
- How do you make money?
- What is the long term vision of your company?
- Have you modeled it?
- Who fits the above questions that you can model?
In conclusion, modeling is about finding someone who has your results you wish to achieve. For example, if you wanted to grow your agency over a million in revenue, you should find someone that has accomplished that goal and establish the following:
- What do they believe? Adopt useful beliefs as your own.
- What are their decision criteria? Success is a result of better choices. What factors do they use to select choices?
- What are their habits? Adopt there activities and action steps.
I would love to hear your comments and what you would do differently if you had to start over.