Are you feeling frustrated with your business? Are you thinking that you might need to change gears…again? Wondering if you’re ever going to get it right?
Welcome to Mindfully Organized 2- Minute tips. I am Rose Hawley-Perry, The De-Clutter YOur Mind So Your Soul Can Shine Coach and today we are going to talk about the feelings that can come up when we think about changing gears in our businesses again.
If you are frustrated, then you’re not alone. It’s said that being an entrepreneur is one of the most thorough ways of self-exploration. When we start to dive deeply into ourselves, we also come to new and sometimes startling realizations about our business. As a result, we end up shifting gears. And sometimes it’s a dramatic shift.
Making changes like this in our business can be startling. We may feel like we are constantly struggling, having a hard time “getting it right”. We may mourn the loss of the work and time we’ve spent in putting things together. And we think that maybe this will be the “last time”.
Except, there’s a good chance that it won’t be. As we grow our business grows. As we work through the mental clutter to find clarity and focus, this also translates to our business. This means changes.
Embrace the idea of “shifting gears”. You’re not losing anything; you’re gaining renewed focus and energy in your business. You’re gaining clients. You’re most likely growing your platform and expanding your reach. This is great news!
So how do become comfortable with the idea of changing your focus? First, you need to understand that this has nothing to do with failure. Think of it more like a recipe. You’re cooking up things in your business and you make a decision to try a different spice. Maybe you make a dish that normally uses beef and you decide to substitute chicken. Changing a recipe isn’t a failure. It’s a change, one that sometimes turns into a new favorite. Other times, you decide it doesn’t quite work out and you go in a new direction. It’s never a failure.
Look at the benefits the change brings you. And look at the reasons why you’re making the change. If it feels good—feels right—to make the change, then that’s a good thing. Most likely it also will bring benefits to you personally as well as your business.
Changing gears is something that all great business leaders do and embrace. Many business books talk about being nimble—that’s what embracing change is all about.
So the next time you feel a need to change your focus, don’t fear and don’t worry. It’s all part of the process…and that means progress for you and for your business. I have even more to say on this topic in my new series of video “Stop Don’t Buy Another Business How-To Program Until you watch this….You can register to watch at http://www.mindfullyorganzied.com/wait
What do you think? How do you embrace change in your life or your business?