Are you going through some changes in your personal life? I am confident you are, even if the changes are small. If you are not experiencing change, there is a problem.

“If you are in a bad situation, don’t worry it will change. If you are in a good situation, don’t worry it will change.” – John A. Simone, Sr.

Check if your mirror still fogs up when you breathe on it. If it does, it means you are alive and you will see change. Even if it is only the fact that today you are a day older than yesterday. A few cells have died and others are being renewed.

Some of us experience more radical changes than others, but we all experience change. The majority of people try to run away from change instead of embracing it. Change is a good thing because it forces us to grow emotionally, spiritually and physically. Change keeps you alert. It forces you to dig deeper for who you are and what your purpose in life is. Change gets you out of your comfort zone and forces you to get up and deal with the problems at hand instead of the remote control in your hand. Change forces your business to be more efficient, more competitive and more profitable. Instead of being fearful of change, welcome it.

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Whether it is personal changes or business changes, change can be scary because it requires us to deal with uncertainty. It causes us to feel like we are not in control and we don’t like to lose control. We prefer to control what happens today, tomorrow, next month and next year. That is why we want to plan things, whether it is a vacation, a family or a business venture. When all of a sudden things are not going to plan, we are often surprised and shaken up.

However, once you have acknowledged the fact that change is just part of life, both personally and in business, you will be able to more effectively deal with it. We can look at change as a negative or we can view it as a chance to become a better person. If we are confronted with unexpected changes in our business, it is an opportunity to create a better business. We cannot undo the past, but we can choose how we respond to change and that often requires us to change how we view things.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Victor Frankl

If we can look forward and not look back, then we are able to take hold of the positive frame of mind that allows us to move on with renewed energy and commitment. If you have lost a client, look for others. If your product or service becomes outdated, build better ones. If you have lost a business, start another one. If you have lost your job or lost a business in this economic down turn, do not think of yourself as a failure but look at it as an opportunity to start again and to do it better this time. Change is inevitable. How you deal with it, is what matters. Welcome change and acknowledge that change can affect your life or your business positively.

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. – Pauline R. Kezer

During these tough economic times many people lost their job and some decided to start a business. Such a decision is a major change for most people. If that is you, you can reduce the impact of that change by choosing a business that fits your skills, experience and passion. If you are new to running your own business, keep in mind that business is more than just making money. If you focus first and foremost on making money, you will always toil to experience abundance. Concentrate your efforts on how you can help people and develop your product or service with that in mind. If you do that part of running a business correctly, then money and abundance will follow.

“A business that only makes money is a poor business” – Henry Ford

Whatever caused you decide to start your own business, embrace the change that it brings. Do not look back and play the mind game “could have, should have, would have.” Concentrate on how you can best help people in your new business venture, and success will follow. Starting a business is a major change in your life. However, if you see it as new opportunity to use your skills and knowledge you will succeed. It does not mean that success will come instantly or easy, but commitment, hard work and integrity in your business dealings will bring you success. Start the business that Donald Trum or Robert Kyosaki would do if they had to do it all over again. click here

Article by Harry Beugelink is a Small Business Consultant with over 30 years of consulting and management experience http://www.entrepreneursnet.org

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