Are you someone who thinks big?

Or do you move ahead incrementally, in a ‘slow and steady wins the race’ process?

There’s all kinds of advice out there about how to get better results in your business. Go big or go home! Step by step and you’ll eventually get there!

Whatever the advice, I think one thing can be overlooked. We’re unique. Each of us responds better to one approach over another.

I’ve learned that I respond better to a big vision. A big vision in which we all win: where what I do in my business helps you. When I have that in mind, I feel inspired. I’m motivated. I have more energy to do what needs to be done to move toward that vision.

That’s what was behind the 30-Day Video Challenge. Last week, I pledged to create 30 videos in 30 days. For some, that may be your usual day at the office. For me, it was a huge leap of faith. I’ve been scared about doing videos for quite a while.

So I set myself this Challenge. At some point, I need to stop talking about my fears and just do something about it. Now is the time. And I wanted to bring people along with me, doing this together, people who’d like to move through their fear too.

That big vision has been doing a lot to carry me through days when I can’t quite get my makeup right, or I start feeling judge-y about what I plan to say. For me, the big approach works, and I’m getting different results because of my willingness to do things differently.

You may also be inspired by a big vision. What is that for you? What goal can you set for yourself over the next 30 days that will help carry you forward?

On the other hand, you may work better with a gradual approach. A stepwise approach of small changes that bring you to a bigger outcome. Even mountains are moved one grain at a time. You may thrive with the steady knowing that each day, you’ve met your interim goal of this step today. If that’s true for you, what small goal can set for yourself every day? That solid performance over time can really carry and empower you.

Which approach works best for you?

It’s helpful to know that. If you’re not sure, think back on times when you’ve accomplished the most. How did it happen? Through gradual change or big steps all at once? I’m talking here about self-determined change, not necessarily the response to a surprise event.

When you know the approach that works best for you, you can plan according to that. It may be a new way for you to look at things. A way that is right for you.

Your goals matter. You matter! So when you’re planning how to move towards your goals, discern which approach will work best for you, and then plan that way. You’ll be more successful, and happier along the way.

Author's Bio: 

Ursula Jorch is a speaker, business coach and consultant who helps entrepreneurs grow a successful business that makes a difference in the world. A 21-year successful entrepreneur herself, Ursula helps you define the difference you want to make in the world and develop strategy and marketing so you have ever-expanding impact.

Find Ursula on her podcast, Work Alchemy: The Impact Interviews where she interviews impactful entrepreneurs and leaders like Seth Godin and Marianne Williamson, and at for free resources for you and your business.

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