A few months ago I read a book on creating wealth by Denise Duffield-Thomas. In the book she suggested finding small ways to upgrade your life. It didn’t have to be an expensive upgrade it could be something simple and relatively inexpensive. As I was reading the passage, the first thing that popped into my head was the ugly step stool in my kids bathroom. It was plastic and dingy and I realized that every time I looked at it made me feel cheap. I ended up replacing it with a nicer wooden one which set me back all of $17 at the local Target and every time I look at it now, I see an upgrade.
That got me wondering where else am I need of an upgrade? What else am I looking at that gives me that “ugh” feeling. Truth be told on a material level there isn’t much but I realized that in my business there were quite a few things I was being “cheap” about. So I took a leap of faith and I upgraded.
I got an assistant to help a few hours a week with social media, something she is great at and likes and something that is not my strong point. I hired someone to help me with my marketing. I get an update every Monday and it feels amazing to know that what takes her an hour or two would have taken me so much longer. When I made these upgrades it felt like a stretch. Now that I’m on the other side of it, I can see why I just had my best month in business ever. I upgraded and my business followed suit. I had it all backwards. I was waiting to have my best month ever to upgrade.
So let me ask you, what’s your dingy plastic bathroom stool? What’s that thing that you need to upgrade? Because let me tell you getting rid of it may open up your mind to other ways you can step it up and stop holding yourself back.