Refresh for Success!
You can’t always get what you want.
But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find, you get what you need.
- The Rolling Stones
🤷♀️ What’s Your POV?
Not everyone thinks the way we do. (Go figure… right?!) Business and personal relationships often have different Points of View. It’s great when everyone gets along and difficult when POVs clash.
In business, there are two distinct perspectives:
• Founders are visionaries, groundbreakers, and pioneers.
• Secondary owners are reorganizers, optimizers, and settlers.
Business pioneers blaze new trails, develop relationships, establish company standards and practices, and build their business’s reputation. Follow up management rides on that reputation and has a choice of either supporting the original vision or going in a different direction.
Business & Life Differences
While most people hope for a smooth transition between those different POVs, that doesn’t always happen. Long-time customers, clients, friends, and personnel often prefer the old style. While others who haven’t experienced that history and those established relationships are more accepting of the new style.
Bette Davis said it best when she played Margo Channing in the 1950 film
All About Eve:
“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
Expectations + Disappointments = Change
Change isn’t always easy. Most people get into business and personal relationships with high hopes. That was certainly the case for me when I sold the training division of my 32-year old business to a former student. While the love of the company was mutual, our styles and experiences couldn’t be more different. My hopes and expectations were met with a series of disappointments. Fortunately, the 5-year buy out that began on January 1, 2019 ended at the end of December 2023. (Yeah me!)
Time to Change Direction
There is valuable info in Pickard’s book. Here are my two main takeaways.
Specific events or people can trigger and release a person’s Shadow Belief - resulting in a sudden change in that person’s reasoning pattern and behavior.
When a person is miserable and unhappy, it’s the body’s message to leave the familiar behind and take a leap of faith into the unknown.
Strengths & Weaknesses
You owe it to yourself to take a moment to reflect on your life and career.
Make a list of your Strengths and Weaknesses.
Write down what’s working.
Purge or Improve what’s not.
Set new and achievable Goals.
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Refresh your Goals
Whether you’re a big business or an individual entrepreneur, it’s important to take a yearly accounting of what’s working, what needs to change, and set goals.
Take charge of your life and career! There’s no better time than NOW to set new goals! Of course change can be difficult. You’re diving into the unknown. With planning and dedication, the results can be outstanding.
Be a pioneer.
Discover new paths.
There’s something great for you in the unknown!
If you need a little help, you can always schedule a coaching session. I’m here for you!