Change

They say only two things in life are guaranteed  - death & taxes. I'd like to add another -  change.

Death what can I say? One day you're going to die.

Change now that’s another thing. Everything will change. Guaranteed.

Some things change regularly like your age, others change quickly, like an accident. Some slowly like your appearance.

Not to labor the point, I’m sure you can easily go on and on with different things that change over different time frames, at different rates, and different parts of your life. The fact remains everything changes.

You are the Controller of Your Destiny

It's what you do about it separates the champions from the also-rans.

It all comes down to you. You are the controller of your destiny. It is your life or your business. If you are not happy doing what you're doing, do something about it. 

Get off your but and make a decision. 

BoomBOOM!!!!

Just when you got a handle on something BOOM, it changes.

Speaking from experience, in my life, in my business, in my family, and everything about me has changed. For some things it’s just a matter of evolution. Other things are more dramatic.

No big deal. It has changed; I have changed.

Other things I have experienced about change have been dynamic. Most I had no control over. Later I will cite some real time examples. See if you can relate.

Change can be Pro-active or Re-active

Some are good, some are not so good. 

In life, change can be pro-active or re-active. For example, doing something about changing your job on your terms can be a pro-active change. It can also be a re-active change when you get fired, or laid-off, or made redundant.  .

Get my drift?

Change happens in different ways. Everyone on earth has experienced a change in their life at some point.

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 CHANGE IS GUARANTEED.

Let’s say this is true. It’s not the change that is the issue. It’s how you manage, how you adjust to change. This is the issue.

How do you fix it?

The only way I have coped with this over my life is :-

… get a clear picture of what has happened or is about to happen. Do this by writing everything down about the issue in longhand in your notebook.

Then when you cannot write anymore evaluate it by creating systems and processes to get a clear understanding of what is happening and what opportunities you can see developing.

This is for pro-active or re-active

Then, and only then, can you look to the future, knowing doors will open. You just have to find them. They will open. You can bet on it.

My little ditty

I have lived by this small statement, pretty much all my business life…

“When one door closes, another one opens. You just have to look”.

Stop. Think.

thinkTHINK. Then think some more.

Anytime in your life there is a dramatic change, there are dramatic opportunities. Stop. Think. Use all the resource available to you. Discuss all the options with friends and family. Many times you can see things clearly when you have someone outside your life and or business to use as a sounding board. I have found a good listener is someone who has had experience in changing lives.

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Two authentic examples

As I promised, I would cite authentic examples. If you haven’t read my content on “The Right Mindset” and read about my first real failure and how it changed me, then you should click here and read the part ‘Failure and success and, at an early age I failed’. 

I often look back and see how I coped with change. I did have a mentor to guide me. One with experience to show me how this change would affect me and help me see it as a great opportunity. With his guidance  I had to find a way.

The other memorable time came mid-way through my business life when a product which contributed to over half my revenue was axed. Nothing I could do about it. Gone never to see the light of day again. SHIT!!   What am I going to do?

I had staff, rent, mortgage, kids at private schools. What am I going to do?

I could go into the bar and drown my sorrows. What good would it do? Nothing. It would only make me feel sorry for myself and make me depressed.

It would still be there in the morning.

I could close up the business? Then what would I do? I really liked the business I was in, the business I created. 

I would never do that. I had to find a way. I looked for opportunities.

the open doorWhen one door closes....Another few open. Look, find them.

I looked for the open door. It took a few weeks. As each day went by, I got a clearer picture of what the issues were. I wrote it all down.I developed a clear picture of the plan. I discussed it with my colleagues. My mentor was my go to. Then it all fell into place.

The rest is history. If you read “about me” you will learn all about it.

The thing is, I remember the incident and the announcement as if it was yesterday. It devastated me. Now I look back and see that it was the best thing that ever happened in me. It didn’t create an opportunity it created many opportunities and rocketed my life and business to levels I hadn’t thought of. It took me to places I never dreamed I could get to. This was an issue related to me and my business. It could have easily been about me and a job I had. A job I hated. The same principals apply.

Summary

If you hate your job you need to do something about it.

Do not be afraid of change. Embrace it.

Doesn’t matter how it looks at first glance. It will be fine.

Write it all down in your notebook in longhand.

When one door closes, many doors open.

Find the open door.

In business or in your private life, change can be proactive or reactive. It's what you make of it. It's how you see it.

Get yourself a someone you can talk to. Do this as a matter of urgency.

You need someone a mentor or someone who is honest and sometimes brutal.

Having a mentor will be the greatest investment your life and or business you will ever make.

In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity. Napoleon Hill.

Go you good thing.


Experience isn't the best teacher, it's the only teacher.

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