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“Commit” to Business Change

December 3, 2014

Business Advice for Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

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The quote, “The hardest part about making a decision is the time leading up to the decision,” has always been something I’ve said to those I’ve loved or counseled when they had a big decision in front of them. The “knowing” of needing to make a change festers in our soul ready to escape the moment we give in to a resolution. Whether in life or in business, decisions can be difficult.

For a couple months I have pondered making some changes within my business. When the uneasiness or the “knowing” struck me in mid-October, I knew I needed to give myself enough time to ruminate about it, speak with a few trusted people and then when the time was right to begin the change. I think we all wish change could occur at the snap of our fingers but meaningful change takes introspection, time, and commitment.

So yesterday when I finally committed to doing something concrete about a positive move forward, I felt extremely confident about the decision. The months of wavering dissipated and a sense of calm took its place. A confident “I have a lot of work to do” kind-of-calm enveloped me. Change is always going to keep happening so we have to decide if we want a “say” in what’s changing.

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Entrepreneurship is always about change. Nothing about running a business ever stays the same. It isn’t a permanent, concrete structure that doesn’t bend because to be successful we must be flexible over time to thrive. Sometimes we need to change our brand look, mission, business plan, target market, pricing or policies. Other times we need to be innovative or decisive about ridding our company of wasted resources. Periodically we need education and inspiration to change our own minds to take things to a higher level.

Today’s post is to remind you that you must be willing to keep changing to survive happily in business. Ask yourself “What have I been stubbornly holding onto for too long that needs a change – my sales skills, my pricing strategy, my staff, or maybe my own attitude?” Get help if you need help. We can stay stuck spinning our wheels in the same place for too long and waste valuable time we can’t retrieve. Move forward. Decide. Commit. Feel better.

Remember in the end any decision you make that doesn’t work out, can always be changed again. You are never permanently wed to anything you do; but you must constantly try to transform and revolutionize your business and at times your life.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2014 7:53 am

    Thank you for sharing. This was right on time. God Bless

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    • December 4, 2014 6:32 pm

      Thank you for sharing the fact this blog post helped you! I am glad it did.

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  2. December 3, 2014 5:26 pm

    Recognizing the fluidity of running your own business is so important…and can save you a lot of needless headaches. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good luck on your new path!

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    • December 4, 2014 6:33 pm

      Thank you Kimberly for always commenting on our blog posts. I appreciate your interest and responses to all my posts. I’ll keep you updated on the “changes.”

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  3. December 3, 2014 6:57 pm

    This really resonated with me today! Thanks so much!

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    • December 4, 2014 6:34 pm

      I am glad this post spoke to you. So glad to have you at our meeting yesterday in Binghamton.

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  4. December 4, 2014 5:24 pm

    Hi Tracy, what a great post. Business change is tricky. You are right though, once you “marinate” it for awhile, you move forward. It took me awhile to figure myself out!

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    • December 4, 2014 6:34 pm

      Thank you Jill for your comments. I know you have gone through this yourself so I appreciate your sentiment.

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  5. December 4, 2014 6:32 pm

    Thank you for your comments. I am glad when my business wisdom inspires,educates and assists other great women entrepreneurs.

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  6. Deborah Silvaggio permalink
    January 2, 2015 6:54 pm

    I am looking forward to communicating my experiences and hopefully I can learn from posts shared.

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    • January 3, 2015 9:25 am

      Thank you Deborah for your comment. We are looking forward to your experiences and business comments in 2015.

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