We’re back with Part 2 of How to Grow Your Business Like Olivia Pope!
So, let’s continue with our tips…
1. Let them do their job.
One thing I really admire about Olivia is her ability to let go; once she vets and trains her gladiators, she lets them work their magic.
Once your gladiators are on board, trust their ability. Train them for success and then lead with determination. Don’t try to overdrive yourself to manage every single detail, trust your picks and their talents, which is just another way to trust yourself.
2. Never give up… there’s ALWAYS a way if you really want it.
Be ready for challenges, and more than that, be ready to embrace the demand for energy, clarity and poise that hell or high water might bring into your path.
Keep your strategies flexible enough for adaptation, whether it’s for a sponsor’s need, a customer request, an event day change, or a complete market shift.
Yes, failure can happen. But, make failure a possibility that’s besides your resolution to find smart and creative ways of making your goals.
Olivia Pope once said, “… if you leap and you try, and it doesn’t work out, it’s not on you.”
Even in the midst of a technology break down or after a shaking clash with your strong-willed partner or customers, keep considering your options until an outcome is achieved. Until the result of your effort turns up.
3. Stand by your products or service.
One thing that stands out most to me about Liv is her ability to face an adversary with complete confidence. While she isn’t ever without insecurities, vulnerabilities or obstacles, Olivia stands by her beliefs, mission and business.
She doesn’t let anyone else’s doubts or questions falter her belief in her mission.
[BONUS] Make time for you.
Just as I drink my own glass of cabernet sauvignon from Jordan Winery or Nickel & Nickel Winery, you’ll see Olivia indulge in her own glass of pinot or dancing to the sound of the music.
“I’m choosing me. I’m choosing Olivia. And right now, Olivia is dancing. Now, you can dance with me or you can get off my dance floor. I‘m fine dancing alone.” – Olivia Pope
Make room to pause the push. This tip is meant to underline and bold the importance of taking care of yourself, so you can always show up in your finest for your relationships with customers, sponsors, team, etc.
A tip for this: PLAN ON IT. Don’t wait for the free time to show up on it’s own or for the struggle to bring you to the ground. Keep yourself in mind as the one who can make things happen and invest in making yourself a first rate version gladiator.
Growing a business is, at it’s core, about attending to your strengths in yourself, your team, and your market. It’s not a hit and miss, it’s a build up process–command it.
Use these tips to channel your own Liv to embrace a little power in growing your biz.
If the fictional Olivia can do it, you can too.