Friday, January 20, 2012

How To Accept Change In Your Business?

Accept change because if you want to get more clients and you want to make more money and you want to play a bigger game and you really want to leverage and multiply your business and breakthroughs, then that means something needs to change.

But here's what I've learned in my life so far is that we human beings are not wired for change. If you think about the body's ability to keep the body temperature the same and the saline content in your blood the same and the water the same and if you think about your pH level, it's always about balance. It's always about keeping the status quo.

So you're wired to keep the status quo and to not change anything and then you also have this wanting to advance. There is this way that human beings are also wired, you and me and everybody else, to want more - want more luxury, want more quality of life, want more fun, want more delicious food; whatever it is, we want more.

When you want more of anything, it requires a change. I want to share some tips with you today about accepting change in your business. The first one is understand that nothing is permanent, not in your life and not in your business. Before the time comes for you to accept change, you have to understand that sometimes it's necessary for old things to leave and new things to come in. Accepting that nothing will ever be the same is the place to start.

Many people resist change in their business. Maybe you've been going solo at it for a long time and you realize that perhaps bringing on a virtual assistant or a team member or somebody to delegate to is necessary for growth but you resist that because perhaps it's a mindset thing or you have fears around it or belief systems. This is where you have to understand that if you want to grow you must let go of that resistance and understand that the way you did it before is not the way you will create growth in your business.

Maybe it's you've been doing it solo and you realize that to get to the next big level you need to have a mentor, you cannot do it on your own, you've got to learn from somebody else, a lot of times people have resistance around that or resistance around investing in themselves or charging more or leveraging or creating group programs as opposed to just one on one.

Understand that nothing is permanent and remember that whenever you're changing something, there is a reason. There is a reason for change. Change does not occur for no reason. Change occurs so that you can get to a new level or create different results.

Tip number three around accepting change in your business is that we usually make a bigger deal about change than is necessary. A lot of times we are the bottleneck and there's this mindset thing of, "Oh my God, no, I can't do that. That's just going to change everything."

What I've realized in my own life and in my experience of working directly with thousands of entrepreneurs at this point is the resistance to the change usually takes a lot more energy than just getting accustomed to the new way of doing things. Sometimes just getting to, let's say if you're switching from PC to Mac, when I did this I thought, "Oh my God, it's going to take me months," and I resisted it. It really only took me about a day.

Or when I decided I'm not going to do anymore of this type of work with my clients, I'm only going to do this type of work, I fretted about it for - did I say fret? Is that a word? I worried about it for months and months and months and then within a week all my worries were gone and the new way of doing things was just so much easier and I loved the new results.

So my question for you today is where are you resisting change in your business? You have goals. You know what you need to be doing. A lot of times we know what we need to be doing and yet we get in our own way. Where are you resisting change?

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