Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 80: How Small Incremental Changes Can Lead to Long Term Success

Episode Date:May 1, 2023

Jesse P. Gilmore discusses the importance of making small incremental changes in daily habits to achieve long-term success in entrepreneurship and agency growth. Examples of such changes include prospecting for 30 minutes daily, client feedback cycles, and practicing self-care through activities such as journaling and exercise. Consistency is key, and Gilmore encourages listeners to embrace small changes in all aspects of their lives to set themselves up for long-term success. 

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You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody, this is Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche in Control and creator of Leverage for Growth. Welcome to the daily leverage edition. Today’s topic is this, how small incremental changes can lead to long-term success. Sit back, relax, and welcome to today’s daily leverage. So the concept of small incremental changes is really based around an idea of hitting singles as opposed to going after home runs. It’s the idea that if you make one degree shifts in how you operate as an entrepreneur, and you do that daily, over a period of time, you’ll continually be setting yourself up for long term success. And how this contributes towards long term success in an agency setting is really based around understanding that there might be these incremental changes that you’re making in client acquisition. or client fulfillment to make sure that your clients get better results. Some examples of these small incremental changes might be 30 minutes a day on new business activities, like prospecting, right? Or another incremental change might be that you do client feedback cycles. So when a client signs up with you, you get a client intake form, get information about them, and maybe about two months later, you’re asking them, why did they purchase from you? These little tiny incremental changes lead towards compound effects. And so the idea of compound interest is usually found in finances, but it also applies to personal and business growth. When you look at compound interest, the effort to start a habit or to make these incremental changes a daily practice, it might seem as though there’s a lot of effort in the way beginning and not as much return. But over a period of time, those little tiny incremental changes that you’re making will make massive growth actually possible. And so some of these incremental changes that you can make, including like things in your body or your being, your balance or business, include things like being able to sweat every day, eat clean, You know, being able to have green smoothies every day, that’s an example of incremental changes that you can make in your body in order for you to have compound effects and take advantage of this law. And in your being, it might be something like being able to journal every day or meditate every day. These little incremental changes can help you have things like certainty and confidence in your direction. And in your balance or relationships, you know, writing… little love notes and appreciation notes to your partner or your kids is another way of kind of adding to this compound interest in your relationships. And when it comes to business, you can do things like a discover and a declare where you are reading something or you’re taking a course in something. And when you have an aha moment, you stop, you capture it. What is the aha? Why is it important? What’s the lesson? How do I apply it? If you do that daily, that would be another example of something that you could do to have compound interest. The key is really to have consistency because consistency creates quality. Quality creates confidence. Confidence creates quantity. And so being able to start with consistency allows you to avoid burnout because ultimately, what you want to be able to do is have this understanding that entrepreneurship is like a marathon. And in order for you to win the marathon or complete the marathon, it’s really based around going at a pace that you can continue for a long period of time. So I encourage you to embrace these small incremental changes in all aspects of your life. And when you do that, you are setting yourself up for long term success, building resilience and adaptability within your life and business. So now it is time for the daily leverage. Have you been focused on hitting home runs as opposed to hitting singles? And is that in your life with your health and body? Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner, or kids? Is it in your business, finances, or team? And when you’ve located where you’ve been focused on home runs as opposed to the small incremental changes 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 the Daily Leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore. You’ve been listening to Leverage for Growth podcast. If you’re enjoying these Daily Leverage and agency leverage episodes, make sure to subscribe on Apple or Spotify now.