3 Steps to Change Your Business and Life

Motivation conceptAs an executive and business coach, the professionals who contact me want to make some type of change in their businesses or lives. They have some kind of barrier or struggle that they are trying to overcome. Some of the common changes they are hoping for include: They are working extremely hard, long hours but are not getting the financial or personal results they want or deserve. They are not finding meaningful time to enjoy themselves or their families because they are prisoners to their businesses. They are disappointed that after several years of running their business, they are not further along than they are (e.g. they have not achieved the goals that they set out to achieve.) They cannot maintain the focus and/or discipline to achieve what they want to achieve with their business and/or personal life. They do not have efficient systems in their businesses – they are the system, and they want to change that. They feel stuck – they want to go to the next level but don't know how. They are spending their best time and talents on an underperforming business that struggles to make ends meet instead of building a valuable asset that one day they could sell for a good return.

Change is Possible

I want to tell you that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!  I see it all the time with my clients. However, for significant change to take place, we have to do some personal work!  We have to work on ourselves as leaders and business owners. The truth is that if YOU don't grow, your business will not grow!  You are 100 percent responsible for where your business and life is today!  You are not a victim of circumstances. You have the power to make changes. However, all of us come to a point in our personal development at which we need people from the outside to help us grow. That's what a coach does for you. The two critical dimensions to meaningful change are behaviors and mindset. We are where we are today because of our behaviors. We practice these behaviors habitually because of our mindset.

3 Steps to Change

To begin the change process, we need to take these action steps:
  1. Decide what it is that you really want to change.
  2. Evaluate your behaviors: What are you doing or not doing that leads to the results that you are dissatisfied with?
  3. What beliefs, assumptions, or internal commitments are driving the behaviors that are giving you the results you've been getting?
Please look honestly at yourself. Get a coach or trusted friend to process this with you. Make sure you have a clear picture of your current reality. Let yourself feel the impact of this reality. Once you do this, you will be well on your way to creating the life and business that you truly desire, which will be the topic of our next blog!  Stay tuned and let me know your thoughts and reactions to this.

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