Industries change, technologies change, demographics change and target markets can change. In business, don’t fear change – embrace it! I’ve known successful business owners who have refused to see the changes coming only to regret not making the adjustments they needed sooner to weather those changes.
Change can take patience and dedication, but almost always – change is necessary. As we evolve as humans and the world around us changes our needs and desires change. Take the tiny house revolution for instance, twenty years ago would you have ever dreamed that people would be flocking to live in super teeny tiny houses? Absolutely not! Twenty years ago, everyone wanted the large lavish dream home.
We’ve seen the ‘work-from-home’ revolution, the ‘I’m going to travel the world’ revolution, the ‘work-life balance’ revolution and let’s not forget Amazon. The world is changing and if we are to keep up, we too must change.
Change isn’t always easy, but it can be fun. My firm is going through some big changes right now and I’m super excited about it. I’m looking at it as a new chapter in my life – a new adventure.
How do you know if you should make a change in your business? Take a look at your business – what can be improved upon? Are there new experiences you can provide your clients? Have you just begun to scratch the surface of your target market? Is it possible for you to scale your business to help even more people and make even more money? Do you want to grow your business? Some people are happy with the business they have and don’t wish to expand and that’s okay. A lot of that is dependent on your personality, your industry and where you are in your life.
I know a forty-year old woman who very much wants to grow her business. She knows it could be so much bigger and plans on running it for the next thirty years. On the other hand, I know a sixty-five-year-old who is content leaving her business where it is, she could very easily grow her business but because she plans to retire in a few years she doesn’t want to expand.
If you’ve decided to grow, you must change. But don’t fear change – embrace it! If you are frustrated and at a loss on how to grow your company in this ever-changing world, hire someone to do it for you. The most successful people I know aren’t doing it alone, they’ve been smart in hiring the right people to help them achieve the success they have.
If you are serious about change, carve out some time in your schedule and take a look at where you have the most growth potential, formulate a plan and hire the help you need. Embrace change and allow it to work for you!
Danae Branson is the Founder of Elite Scheduling Services. She provides scheduling, administrative and marketing services to professionals in the financial industry.