Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 61: Breaking the Plateau

Episode Date:Apr 4, 2023

Are you an entrepreneur who feels stuck in a cycle of jumping from one task to the next, without a clear path for growth? In this episode of the Leverage for Growth podcast, Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth strategy, shares his insights on breaking through plateaus and achieving explosive growth in your business. Through prioritization, time boxing, and focusing on three key areas (mindset, systems, and people), you can cultivate an organizational culture that is focused on teamwork and continuous improvement. Whether you're lacking in one of these areas or need to make adjustments to your current approach, Jesse challenges you to take action and move forward towards your goals.

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition. 

Today’s topic is this “Breaking the Plateau: How to Achieve Explosive Growth in Your Business”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.


So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on the moves that were made this week during a time when I took over the roles of me and my operations manager, Jeremy.


Even though we have a small team of 4, Jeremy and I have worked together for a long time and have a flow by which we can get a lot of work done in a short time. 


We have developed the skills and team work that allows us to communicate well and get into a flow state. 


Jeremy went on a vacation for the week so I held down the fort in his absence. 


I also had a lot more on my plate to get done in the 40 hours I allotted towards work this week. 


I was dedicated to not working overtime while still getting the work done. 


In addition to his work, I had the sales role and took 8 sales calls, recorded podcast interviews, scheduled them all for release, built backend systems and automations that streamline and automate a bunch of our podcast release processes and more. 


I did it all in about 45 hours for the week. More than usual but not crazy. 


I had the goal of streamlining the work so when Jeremy gets back we are set up to do it all at scale without working overtime. 


I had to wear many hats this week as I am sure that you do as welll. 


The only way that we are able to stay sane as an entrepreneur is through prioritization. 


Compartmentalizing the work into groups


Organizing everything that is done based on priorities 


Time boxing is a way of allotting a specific time towards a given activity which paired with prioritization allows you to become a superhuman producer when you need to


When you need to be productive, this is your formula


However, this works well until your role needs to change


When you wear all the hats, there is only so long that you can play this role before you get burned out or lose your vision 


You are too close to the trees to see the forest. 


You must get good at three main things if you want to grow your business 






Mindset to have the right perspective and see the opportunities in front of you and make connections where others would be unable to see


Systems to have the processes and procedures in place to ensure the 7 traits of a good system: predictable, repeatable, reliable, maintainable, sustainable, scalable, delegatable. 


People to have the right people, in the right spots, doing the right things so that you want watch your business grow 


This is what leverage for growth is. 


It is the path to having the mindset, systems and people in place to grow your business to whatever you can imagine. 


The only way to do this is to have a path


A path that is prioritized by the role that you are in and need to be in order to grow 


Every role that you play, make it better than it was before by focusing on streamlining and making it easier for you and your team to succeed


Increase your capacity and focus on making the right work easy to execute by making it not rely upon a single individual 


This is how you continuously improve your organization and cultivate an organizational culture that is focused on teamwork and improving. 


This last week, I was back in operations and marketing. Making it better for my team 


Next week, I will be in business development and generating client results. 


Why is this important?


Many times as entrepreneurs, we wear many hats and we get stuck in the motions of jumping from one thing to the next


Without a way out


Feeling like we are spinning our wheels


Completing tasks by not hitting targets


Prioritization is based on urgency not importance


This leads us to wonder if we are destined to stay at the level that we are currently without much growth


Settling for measly growth like 20% year over year


Watching others that double or triple their business in less than a year


And wonder how they do it 


I am telling you exactly how they do it 






Whether they know it or not, they are following the Leverage for Growth strategy 


You can too 


Now it is time for daily leverage.


Where in your business, have you been held back or need an adjustment?


Is it in your mindset and how you perceive the world and things that happen to you? 


Is it in your business systems and currently you are lacking a predictable, repeatable, reliable, maintainable, sustainable, scalable, delegatable way of doing business? 


Is it in your team and the people that you are working with are not the team that will get you to the next level?  


Once you have located where you have been held back and you know what you need to change. 


My question to you is this…


What are you willing and able to do about it today?


That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast. 


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