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Looking at Change Like an Upcoming Graduate

April 29, 2014

Business Advice for Women Entrpreneurs and Small Business Owners

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“Holding on is believing there’s only a past; letting go is knowing there is a future,” a quote by Daphne Rose Kingma graced my morning computer screen. What an interesting quote as I prepare for my son’s graduation from college in 20 days from Boston College. You probably remember your own graduation moments when you stood in a moment of time looking back and looking forward at the same exact time.

In business we celebrate those moments too when we are standing in the threshold of change. Sometimes it’s simple adjustments that need to be made and ones we have been avoiding for awhile; other times it is dramatic transformation calling us. We sense it. We feel it. We know it. Like the morning thunder, it’s been roaring off in a distance trying to get our attention. I have always believed the hardest part of making any change is actually thinking about making the change, not the change itself. Once a decision has been made, relief sets in.

We are constantly challenged to grow as women entrepreneurs. Whether we are creating new systems, adding staff, expanding into new regions, being educated in new subjects or borrowing capital to expand, we have to nurture development within ourselves and our business walls. We have to be willing to graduate to new levels all the time.

Today’s blog post is meant to inspire you to look at change the way a graduate is looking at change – cognizant of where they have just been and enthusiastic for where they are going. Remember you can’t stand in the threshold of making small or major decisions too long. At some point you need to step backward or move forward or you risk stalling.

I hope you will be more like the graduates this spring who are full of anticipation for what lies ahead if you are going through change. Remember at any moment, you can walk through the threshold you’ve been standing in to a new way of conducting business.

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