I talk about change a lot because it’s absolutely essential to our continued success. Not everything changes all of the time, but there comes a time that something will change that will impact your business if you don’t prepare for it with changes or change in response to it. But many of us struggle with change, simply because we like things how they are or aren’t interested in doing the work that’s necessary if we do decide to change. Because it’s something that so many of us struggle with I spend a lot of time each week reading and thinking about how to better help us deal with it when it happens. So this week in my readings I found a statement that totally blew me away because it’s so true and yet says something really ridiculous about us.
“People aren’t opposed to change nearly as much as they are opposed to change they didn’t think of.” Carey Nieuwhof
Yep, that makes us sound really bad. How immature are we if we only like change because we thought of it? How huge is your ego to think that you’re the only one with any good ideas? But ultimately it comes back to us being unwilling to recognize how essential to our lives, health, success and finances it is to be willing to trust others and work with them rather than against them.
What if I told you that there was one thing that you needed to do and if you did it it would bring you all the success you wanted? You probably know where I’m going with this, it’s simply to learn to be a better partner in this great world we live in. If we learned how to work together we would all end up with more of what we want and need, and less of what we don’t want.
When we all bring our personal strengths to the table, when we all contribute and discuss ideas, when we all take part in making things happen, we have the potential to change the world in amazing ways that have not yet been conceived of because we have not yet been willing to accept the brilliance of others.
This week I encourage you to do some evaluating. We’re getting into the busiest time of the year for many businesses so now is the last chance you have to set yourself up for success and making a lasting impression on the customers that visit you in the next 3 months. Don’t dismiss an idea just because it came from a stockist, secretary, intern or customer, instead consider what they’re actually trying to tell you, and the ways they’re trying to help you be more successful.