Why your imaginary ceiling is stopping your business growing

Why your imaginary ceiling is stopping your business growing
  • Chris Haycock
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
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When I built my company's first website in 2004, my goal was to supplement my income whilst working as a Marketing Manager at a dot-com startup in Liverpool.

If I could make £10 a day from my website it would pay for my weekly night out in Liverpool's amazing city centre (if you haven't been there, I urge you to start packing your bags for a weekend away right now).

For a long time I struggled to hit that measly ten quid a day. It was frustrating. £5, £8, the occasional £11, back to £5 again. I just couldn't break through the £10 barrier consistently.

Then I realised that the thing stopping me was my own limitations inside my head. To me, my goal seemed unattainable.

When I realised that it was ME that was stopping it from happening, I removed the imaginary glass ceiling, and within a couple of weeks I'd found ways of making that ten quid daily.

And I enjoyed a lot of nights out in Liverpool ;)

And this is true for a lot of business owners. Placing a limitation to your ability to reach a target holds a lot of people back from taking their business through to the next level.

You might be a small one-man-band, working from home, thinking that this is the limit for you. It's not. You just have to break through the ceiling in your head first.

My £10 a day ceiling soon became £50 a day. Then £100 a day. This year my goal is £1,000 every single day. Not just occasionally, but consistently. Each milestone is achievable, as long as I believe it can be done.

If you're struggling to break through a certain ceiling, follow my technique:

  1. Remove the imaginary ceiling from your head. It doesn't exist.
  2. Once you've cleared the way for growth, think up some strategies that could help you grow. Hint: meditation is great.
  3. Try out those strategies, even if they sound wacky.
  4. Make yourself believe that there are no limitations to your capabilities.

What's stopping you? Just your own limitations. Go and prove yourself wrong.

Good luck.


About Chris Haycock

Chris Haycock, Author

Chris is the Managing Director of digital media company CliqTo Ltd. He is responsible for creating a portfolio of more than 30+ online businesses that attract almost 1 in 6 of the UK population. Chris also works as a consultant, offering a range of services that are designed to help businesses improve and refine their digital strategies.


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