You don't need anyone to tell you that the world is undergoing many changes right now; that's pretty obvious. What may not be so obvious is your ability to adapt to the changes that are necessary for your business to survive and thrive in the changing market. How do you set yourself up for success when global changes are affecting the future of your business? You find out where the change is headed and adapt to meet the demand.
The ability to adapt to change is absolutely essential to the success of your business and life. What happens when you fight change? That's pretty simple; instead of embracing change and adapting to it, you spent hours of energy fighting it - only to have to surrender to it in the end. So why waste all the time and emotional energy to fight something that is inevitable?
Let's take a look at what happens when you embrace change.
1. You may uncover a problem you didn't know existed
It's easy to become complacent when things seem to be going well. When you deal with the same pattern, over and over again, you lose perspective of what is working and what isn't working. Continually having a healthy perspective and a finger on the pulse of your business is very valuable and important.
As an entrepreneur, it is essential that you are running your business with the greatest efficiency and profit. If you don't know what your big money maker is or if your marketing plan doesn't have a successful ROI, you've got a problem. Change and improve what isn't working and you'll be setting your business up for success.
2. The easy part is integration and adaptation
Many people resist change for the simple fact they are fearful of pain or the outcome. The truth is that once you get past the resistance, integration and adaptation are easy. As humans, we are inherently creative and that allows us to adapt much more easily than we presume upon first perception.
3. Make room for more success
Your success only expands as far as you expand. Change allows you to grow and expand your perceptions, beliefs and performance - and that's what you want because your success will come in direct proportion. In order to make room for the new, you must do away with the old. Look at embracing change as your opportunity to embrace the success you have always desired.
4. You may get more of what you want and release what you don't want
Here's a popular quote that sums it all up, "If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got." - W.L. Bateman. If you want different results, you will have to do things differently - even if they're a little uncomfortable. Living this principle is one of the greatest opportunities to learn what happens when you embrace change by welcoming what you want and releasing what you don't want.
Change can sometimes be scary, but it really is the key to ultimate success, both in life and in business. It may not always feel comfortable, but the more willing you are to embrace change, the less painful it usually is and the more success you will experience. The important thing to remember is that there are very exciting results waiting for you on the other side, you just need to embrace change with a welcome mat. In the words of one of my clients, "Put your big girl/boy pants on, suck it up and deal with it."