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Here’s How to Keep Growth and Expansion from Crushing Your Success



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Sit back and take a moment to think about where you are and where you want to be. Daydream about having a thriving business that generates enough revenue to create financial freedom for life. Dream about having supportive relationships that inspire and push you to work harder.

Dream about being the most optimized version of yourself in your mind, body, and spirit. There’s less stress about all the major growth areas of your life. That daydream is the goal of many success-minded individuals. Guess what? It doesn’t have to be something you only fantasize.

We started this journey to create success, achieve optimal time freedom, and build financial security. We have a vision and purpose of making an impact on everyone around us. It’s not an easy or straightforward success path. At times, achieving our goals requires more than we feel we’re capable of producing. 

You can accomplish all the goals you’ve sent if you put in the challenging and consistent work to create the foundation for success — a plan for achieving those goals in a set amount of time. The path to accomplishing your dreams doesn’t start with open-ended goals. 

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

You have to use modern personal and professional growth strategies that push you into becoming the most optimized version you can be. Not preparing for growth and expansion will crush you. Achieving success has hurt just as many people as failure has. When you accomplish significant life and business goals, you reach a different level. That place requires higher-level action and a healthier mindset to continue the growth. 

Here’s how to prepare for exponential success and the strategies to have in place to keep your success from becoming a nightmare. 

Create Growth Systems

Growth in every area should be the goal, but it can also be the leader’s downfall. Success-hungry leaders need to have the systems and structure in place to handle rapid change and its effects. 

We can only handle so many things during any given time in our journey. If you got more clients than your business can fulfill, it would feel overwhelming and not possible. If you spent too much time saying yes to those in your life, you lose the self-care boundary you need to thrive. 

It would be best if you had systems and a plan to manage expansion. You may have heard stories of businesses that have been featured by Oprah on her TV show back in the day. They would experience an explosive increase in sales that crippled their businesses because they weren’t prepared. 

It’s called the “Oprah Effect,” and it happens to those that aren’t prepared for growth with systems and a future vision. The time to understand and put systems and structure in place is before the journey to growth starts. Build your life and create a success mindset for where you want to go, not where you currently are in your growth. By the time you start to experience results, you’ll be ready to fulfill the expansion. 

Have a Future-Minded Strategic Plan 

It’s not too late. If you’re ready, you have an opportunity to put systems and a strategic plan in place to handle growth. Technology, software, and access to knowledge of the Internet allow us to build and handle growth. You can partner, hire, and learn what you don’t know. 

You have to build and do the work with the future in mind. The future work involves a different level if you’re consistent — the expression is to “act like you’ve been there before,” and you’ll then have the muscle memory. 

Having a strategic growth plan means you have established healthy habits that are in line with your values. You have support teams in place — even if that’s outsourced help through professionals. 

There is no aspect of your life and the goals you’re playing catch up on because you weren’t preparing. Rapid success is the goal, but you know you have to be ready for it. Building the life of your dreams means putting the systems and structure in place that get you there. Do that as you create because it’s too late. 

“The best vision is insight.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

You can accomplish all of the daydreams we talked about at the beginning of this article. If you’re willing to put in the real hard work and have a plan for the results that work will bring — you won’t be overwhelmed by the fruits of a successful life. Take a few minutes to get honest about where you are right now and where you’re striving. Think about what that place will look like and plan according. Don’t become another success statistic. 

Andréa Albright is on a mission to create the next movement for authors and evolve the publishing industry. She is not just a publisher, she is a Legacy Maker. Andréa’s first movement took the health and fitness industry by storm. She amassed over 10,000,000+ views on YouTube, was featured on the Women’s Health and Fitness magazine cover and grew her health business to over 100,000 raving fans. Since then, she has become the author of 25 books, reaching tens of millions worldwide in over 40 countries. Now, she has taken her passion for helping authors find the same success by publishing books with meaning. Some of the organizations she’s worked with include Maritz Inc., STS Capital, Casoro Group, Trusted Medical Centers, Real Estate Expert Advisors, KeepMore, and hundreds of entrepreneurs. Some of the places she’s been published and featured include Women's Health and Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, Medium, CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. Join her at

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.


2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.


3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.


4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.


5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.


6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.


7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.


8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.


9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.


10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.


11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.


12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.


13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.


14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.


15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.


16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.


17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.


18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.


19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.


20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.


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