You know you need to make a change and you know it is the right thing to do. Yet you procrastinate, make excuses, rationalize and basically never quite get around to it. Change is rarely easy done, however it is often well worth it. Think of your role as a business owner and what changes you may need to make in you and or your business.
How long have you been putting off making the change you know is needed and will better your business? Maybe it is hiring a new employee, letting one of your employees find happiness elsewhere, moving your business, adding a new product or service.
Is there something you need to change about yourself to be a better more productive business owner? Are you a control freak, do you have trouble delegating, are you spending most of your time working in your business instead of working on it, do you manage your time poorly, do you know everything and your way is the only way, do you have trouble leading your team, do you have trouble making decisions?
At ActionCOACH we use something we call the formula for change:
D x V + F > R
F= First Step
Your level of dissatisfaction with the current situation, times the vision of how much better things could be, plus taking the first step to start making the needed change must be greater than your resistance to making the change.
If you find yourself procrastinating about making needed changes examine where your level of dissatisfaction is at. Is it that you have simply learned to live with (tolerate) the current situation? In your mind it may seem easier than taking the first step to making a change, even though you know in your heart that not doing so is hurting your business. Really focus on the how the current situation is negatively affecting your business. Then think of how much better it could be if you made the needed change. The next thing is to determine the first step you need to take to make the change. It doesn’t matter if it is a change needed in your business or in you. This may help you to overcome your resistance.
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