Change is not easy to do.
Recently I decided to make a reasonably big change with my business and redo my website. I will not only be getting a new design and updated content, but I will be adding some new offerings and updating old ones. Yesterday, as I was thinking about creating this new blog post and thinking about the topic, the idea of making change came to me. Change is not easy to do.
Sometimes recognizing a need for change can really require deep personal work.
Often the biggest block to making a change is in recognizing the need for change. For me it was deciding that, though my website was updated only a couple of years ago, it is in need of a revision to keep up with the changes with my business and the changes in marketing. That was not too hard to do. But sometimes recognizing a need for change can really require deep and honest personal work. That can be the case with a need for changes in all areas of life including in riding. Maybe there is a deep fear of something, a need to always be perfect, a stream of negative self-talk or maybe an unwillingness to take responsibility for success. Whatever it may be, you first need to acknowledge what is blocking progress and then make a plan to create some change in your life.
It often seems easier to just stay the same and stay in that proverbial “comfort zone.”
Then the hard work continues. Because as much as we may want to move forward and do things differently, it often seems easier to just stay the same and stay in that proverbial “comfort zone.” That has been something I have been dealing with since I decided to change my website. It is going to take me time and money to get this done. I could just as easily leave it alone and keep doing as I have been doing. Life in the short term would seem so much nicer. But without that investment of time and money now, I will not make the progress I would like and keep growing my business. That could be okay too. It is a choice I made to make this change and it could as easily be a choice not to.
What do you choose and how is what you are doing now serving you?
I often ask clients who ride with me the following questions when they struggle to make a change and become resistant to doing so. “It is your choice make the change. What do you choose and how is what you are doing now serving you?” That puts the responsibility in their hands and makes them really think about where they are and if they want to make a change. Usually they decide they do and they begin to take action. That is when a plan is made with strategies to help them move forward and benchmarks created along the way. As their coach, I help them with the accountability part and I support them when there are bumps in the road. It is hard work to create a change in your life, your riding or your business/career. But it is well worth the effort. As I write this I am reminding myself that all of this work on my website will be well worth the effort as well. So, I am off to continue my hard work on that. I hope to be able to share it with you soon! What do you want to change and what is your plan? I would love to hear all about it!!