Business Discovery Process

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wade bergnerBusiness Discovery Process

When an individual begins their business discovery process, it always requires one key ingredient.  An ingredient that’s capable of withstanding strong winds and obstacles that all businesses encounter.  Confidence is the cornerstone to the strength and longevity of your business.  The core strength of your sales and communication lies within your confidence.  Individuals that have confidence and align themselves with their message, are more effective, congruent, and harmonious with themselves and others.  Congruency implies that your brain, mind, body, emotions, and spirit are all working together.  It’s usually easy to recognize when you or someone else is out of alignment.  Becoming aware and correcting quickly, is detrimental to sustaining long term business and personal growth.

Your business discovery process needs its first sale to come from you!  Once you truly believe in your product, service, or mission, you’re on your way.  The excitement of where and how far your belief’s can take you and your company are intoxicating!  Once you’ve convinced yourself of your vision, the confidence spills over to others on your team.  Building confidence creates momentum that builds and rolls up obstacles standing in your way.  I’ll review five areas that will build your confidence as you embark on your business discovery process.

REPETITION IN THE BUSINESS DISCOVERY PROCESS

Use the same procedure you’d implement when starting a weight lifting, running, or weight loss program.  Confront any confidence issues and create a daily training plan to build upon.  Focus on the areas that are holding you back the most, so you can see, feel, and track your progress.  If public speaking is your weakness: enroll in Toastmasters International, join a community education speaking class, or simply start speaking to your camera phone or I-Pad daily.  The power of repetition has “off the chart potential”!  Take yourself back to the old example of learning to ride your bike when you were a child, remember how unsteady and nervous you were?  Then think of when you taught your own kids, some of them take to it quickly and others with more practice.  These same rules will apply with everything throughout your entire life.  Putting yourself in uncomfortable circumstances may sound like a bad idea however, that’s where growth takes place.  Repetition flat out builds confidence!

wade bergnerROLE PLAYING IN THE BUSINESS DISCOVERY PROCESS

If you were starting with a blank slate and you had no idea what role you were playing, what might you do?  My suggestion would be to find someone who’s playing a role you’d enjoy playing.  You’ll be able to gain a lot of insight by simply watching, listening, and learning from that individual.  You will grasp what that role entails, and how you can put a unique spin on that role.  Copying someone isn’t the objective, learning and incorporating should be the objective with this exercise.  If I could throw in my two cents, find a person with a positive outlook and a high level of integrity.

IMMERSION

Another powerful but, sometimes obsessive business discovery process is immersion.  Immersion would mean to bury yourself in whatever skill your attempting to master.  By immersing, your simply too busy to even be aware of fear or lack of confidence.  This “pressure cooker” situation forces everything outside your brain as your submerged in the process of survival.  I would only utilize this process on a temporary basis, it can create an unbalanced life.

RECOGNIZE YOUR UNIQUENESS IN THE BUSINESS DISCOVERY PROCESS

We all have a unique communication trait that should be embraced and honed.  Our uniqueness is a thing of beauty where unchartered things can be discovered.  Play to your strengths and feel good about them, without worrying about what others think.  Worrying about what others think, is the single biggest waste of time.  If “you-being-you” makes others uncomfortable, it’s time to change your surroundings.  The more authentic, confident, and congruent you become, the happier, freer, you are.  As your energy rises be prepared to endure low energy people that will be uncomfortable around you.  When you make your move from your past limitations, two things can happen: You either agree with your “friends” and give up on your quest for freedom and changes you’ve undertaken, or you find new more supportive friends that are following a similar path.

wade bergnerFIND A MENTOR IN THE DISCOVERY PROCESS

Find a mentor and/or a friend who knows you well, and will give you the ugly truth.  Someone who is honest and willing to help you get the best out of yourself.  This is a difficult and unique position for both people to participate in, the opportunity should be cherished by both people.  An activity that I found helpful was to have each person look back 10, 15, 20 years and list the things they’d done in our lives.  After looking them over reflect on patterns, experiences, hobbies, and highlights during those periods.  Once that is done pin point areas where each person was in their “sweet spot”.  This activity should point out a trend to happiness, fulfillment, and areas that need to be improved.  When these three areas are revealed to you, a business & personal discovery process has begun for you.

Please keep the below quote by Bucky Fuller in mind, while in pursuit of your purpose:

“Your significance, (or purpose in life) may remain forever obscured to you.  But you can rest assured that you’re fulfilling your purpose if you commit yourself to the highest advantage of others.”

Embarking on a business discovery process can bring the best out of you.  Don’t deny yourself the opportunity to live a fulfilled life on your terms.

I’m here to give the best of myself, and hope this content served you.  Click below, to learn more about how to match your innate traits with, a business model that works for you.  Of these five traits which have you, or would you start with?  I appreciate any and all comments, likes, and shares.

Namaste,

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Wade W. Bergner / Business & Personal Development Coach

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  • Terri M.
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    I can now see how having a Mentor would make a tremendous difference. I plan to start there. I found this blog post very inspirational! Thank you. I will certainly be following you and your articles.

    • Wade Bergner
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      Thank you Terri! I appreciate the kind words and wish you the best along your journey. Amazing to feel the power words can have on people, I can assure you that your words will keep me motivated and on purpose.

  • Steph James
    Reply

    Very inspiring words, I often immerse myself in my books.

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      Thanks for your comment Steph! Outstanding place for anyone to immerse themselves!

  • Billy P.
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing. My old career was geared towards positive actions and reactions. Being able to identify strengths and weakness in your yourself, personal relationships, product, sales goals, managnent goals company goals and many other things were vital to success.
    I would do what I called a life inventory. Like you said identifying the things that are holding you back is eye-opening. They can give you a starting place to work towards positive change. Change can be hard it requires me to step out of my comfort zone. Many times it was working on the things like you said ‘make you uncomfortable.”
    It’s important to get good at the things that fall out of your gifting area. Then, when I have too spend time in that area I can do so productively and not spend more time in that area than needs be.
    Wade liked what you said about concurrency. I found many times the things that would throw me off balance were things about myself personally. Be it spiritual, people I surrounded myself with or how I took care of my physical self. Those things affect everything else I do.
    In business and personally it’s imparitive to have a mentor or accountability partner to help keep you grounded. These selfless people in my life have kept me from making some huge errors. Pride can get in the way of this, however, as I matured in life and business I’ve learned knowing when to ask for help is not a weakness but rather a strength. Plus these people could see I needed instruction when I didn’t realize I needed it.
    If you’re not growing you get stagnet. This article hit me right between the eyes. I need to get busy challenging myself, I’ve been coasting on cruise for to long. Wade thank you. If you wonder if what your doing with Real U helps anyone….you certainly helped me!
    Keep reaching for the positives!!

    • Wade Bergner
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      Billy you absolutely made my day! This kind of response from thoughts that just came through me, inspires me beyond words. As you so well shared, uncertainly follow all of us throughout our lives. Our challenge is to not overthink things, and listen to the voice within that is clearly in charge. I’m certainly leaning on that voice daily, a strong mix of uncertainty and excitement follow my every move. As I’ve heard many times, you teach what you most need to learn. I can certainly attest to that. We are all a work in progress. I wish you and your family the absolute best, and look forward to meeting up with you! Wade

  • Roger Moisan
    Reply

    Thank you Wade for this brilliant insight into the mindset needed to succeed in business. Confidence has been the key for me, overcoming self doubt and training myself to be patient.

    • Wade Bergner
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      You and I both Roger! Everything changed once I understood that overcoming doubt could assist others. I greatly appreciate your feedback and wish you a glorious journey! I’m here to assist in whatever way I can. Thank you!

  • Dave Menzies
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    Some really good insights here Wade. I’d particularly endorse repetition and uniqueness and mentorship. I often compare this process to the time I spent (and still spend) mastering the guitar: It took a ton of practice, which is basically repetition; I realised there was little point in copying anyone else so concentrated on developing my unique style; I sought out great mentors – as I have in business. Thanks for a great article Wade! Bests, Dave

    • Wade Bergner
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      Thank you Dave, I greatly appreciate your taking the time to let me how this relates to your life. Guitar and piano are two instruments that I would love to learn how to play. I admire those that have crafted that skill and spend time in that blissful state. I’ve never seen a guitarist in a bad mood while playing. Makes you think a bit. Thanks again for the share Dave!

  • Margi Batson
    Reply

    Great article Wade, well said and I support each of your points.
    REPETITION works, when we take up the 90 day video challenge that gives us an opportunity to repeat, repeat, repeat. It also gives us the chance to refine our skills when talking on camera.
    ROLE PLAYING, this helps with confidence for sure. I subscribe to several successful business women online, all of whom have a huge following of members. I receive emails from them most of which have a video of them speaking. Each woman has her own personality and they attract members who resonate with them. I watch and listen intently and they all inspire and encourage me to step out and be seen and to have my own voice, knowing that I will attract my own followers.
    IMMERSION is essential, learn the skills, listen, watch and take action. And yes, take well earned breaks in between, mix it up. And last but not least,
    FIND A MENTOR, yes follow those who’ve walked the walk and talk the talk, be a student and be humble enough to know we will never know it all and be prepared to learn.

    • Wade Bergner
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      Thank you for your feedback Margi! Great to hear about your involvement in and contribution towards, women and their voice and power in today’s economy. Much respect and appreciation for you and your mission to lead and guide others! Video challenge is certainly a great way to find and hone the voice skill.

  • Jan
    Reply

    Great article Wade! I totally agree with you and I can even relate personally to it. As a passionate runner consistently striving for improvements, the repetition you mention in your post cannot be emphasized enough. Once you find something that works, it’s all about repeating. In the same way, the repetition part will also help you to change things that don’t work. And that can happen over time as well. What works today maybe doesn’t tomorrow. For sure your article will help people to solve problems they have with their business. Personally, I got a lot of value from your post. Thanks!

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      I sure appreciate the comment Jan! So great when a topic one loves, takes on a deeper more meaningful purpose that serves others! Namaste

  • Roger Moisan
    Reply

    Thank you Wade for this brilliant insight into the mindset needed to succeed in business. Confidence has been the key for me, overcoming self doubt and training myself to be patient.

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      I greatly appreciate the comment Roger! We are in the same boat, I need daily reminders to flex the patience muscle. Again, I am honored that you took the time to respond. Wishing you all the best! Namaste, Wade

  • Elie
    Reply

    Hey Wade, thank you for your share. I am also convinced that with repetition we can get better and better in any area of our life. It also can help in building our confidence. When we are confident and congruent, our message to the world will be authentic and unique. We can also discover our purpose in business and in life when we are confident enough.

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      Thank you for the comment Elie! I’m glad you were able to gain some value from my share. I wish you exceptional success and joy along your journey! Namaste, Wade

  • Dr.Ali Faulkingham MD
    Reply

    Wade-your writing is extraordinary! I was able to see myself following your steps and choosing someone who is living the business life I want to live. Very inspirational. Please post more!

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      That is so very kind of you to say Ali! I feel blessed to have crossed paths with you along our journey! From my brief interactions with you, I feel amazing kindness, love, and strength. I look forward to staying in touch. I wish you & your family much love! Namaste, Wade

  • Margi and Janie
    Reply

    Great article Wade, well said and I support each of your points.
    REPETITION works, when we take up the 90 day video challenge that gives us an opportunity to repeat, repeat, repeat. It also gives us the chance to refine our skills when talking on camera.
    ROLE PLAYING, this helps with confidence for sure. I subscribe to several successful business women online, all of whom have a huge following of members. I receive emails from them most of which have a video of them speaking. Each woman has her own personality and they attract members who resonate with them. I watch and listen intently and they all inspire and encourage me to step out and be seen and to have my own voice, knowing that I will attract my own followers.
    IMMERSION is essential, learn the skills, listen, watch and take action. And yes, take well earned breaks in between, mix it up. And last but not least,
    FIND A MENTOR, yes follow those who%u2019ve walked the walk and talk the talk, be a student and be humble enough to know we will never know it all and be prepared to learn.

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      I so value the feedback both of you shared surrounding this article! These posts are allowing me to attract like minded that are implementing programs that elevate us all! I wish you both exceptional success along your journey! Namaste, Wade

  • Susan Patricia Connor Lewis
    Reply

    Loving the immersion concept verses having the time to even feel the fear of having fear.

    All five areas a consisley lead into. The posts allows a person the become aware and also to freely par tatke or to \’buy\’ into the concept.

    Congratulations on a well written concept

    • Wade Bergner
      Reply

      Thank you for the comment posting Susan! To hear positive reinforcement on my articles fuels me to continue down this path! I wish you well on your endeavors. Namaste, Wade

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