Why is it that some people find change so difficult, while others like myself, simply love the idea of something new? I have a difficult time understanding women who pay big bucks at the salon and come out looking exactly like they did when they walked in the last twenty times. I say, "Take a risk!"
We need to continually look at ways to improve ourselves. For some that may mean a new hair color while for others it may mean an entirely different look. Change is what keeps us fresh.
Being a person who embraces change, I'm always looking at what I might change in order to grow my business. Well after a lot of hemming and hawing, I decided to heed the advice I had been given and I invested in a complete makover for my web site. Check out my new web site. I think you'll agree this new site looks better on me than my old site, as it more acurately depicts the person I have become and the value I provide to my clients.
Here are some lessons that I learned from going through this process that can help you embrace change.
It's going to hurt-I'm not going to lie to you and say that it was a breeze putting this together. It took focus and hard work to make this happen. But now I'm on the other side. I look at the end results and am thrilled that I didn't settle for the status quo.
Change is not for the faint of heart-It's a process that once you begin, somehow it takes on a life of it's own. You have to be open to what may happen, as there is nothing certain about change.
Surround yourself with supportive people-These people should not be close friends who will tell you what you want to hear, rather than what you really need to hear. They are coaches and mentors who will tell you the truth, even if the truth hurts.
You will survive-Maybe you've just been fired or a large contract didn't get renewed. It may feel like the end of the world. I can assure you it isn't. Figure out what steps to take to move forward and then do so.
What are one or two things that you've been thinking needs to change in your life? What are you going to do to embrace these changes in the year ahead?