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Transforming Your Business

Before you transform your business, you need to look at what needs to change in you and your business. What is it you need to let go of in order for to move forward?

Maybe you need to let go of certain clients.

Or say goodbye to business ideas that no longer work.

Intuitively you know that you have to let go in order to experience something better but taking action can so darn hard. (Insert stomping feet and whining.)

Not letting go of the past means you’ll miss out on new business opportunities that could be profitable and fulfilling.

Fear of the unknown can also cause you to resist transforming your business. Especially if the change that occurs is outside of your comfort zone.

Business transformation means that you have to let go and face the unknown. Most of all, you need to face yourself.

Anxiety about business transformations are normal, but when the anxiety prevents you from success, you need to take action.

How Self-Talk Keeps You From Letting Go

When you suspect you are resisting the transformation your business needs, check your self-talk. Change it to get rid until you get rid of the doubt.

Negative self-talk only sabotages what you’d like to do in your business, so be sure all your thoughts about changes you want to make are positive ones.

Stop making excuses for why you can’t change your business. You will only feel defeated before you even try.

Resistance to change means that you’re not moving forward – and possibly backtracking on the progress you’ve already made.

Learn to Let Go and Move Forward

You also need the knowledge to stop resisting change. Learn how the transformations you want to make will be helpful to you – make you happier, wealthier, healthier or wiser – and then make begin with confidence.

When you resist transformations, you hold on to what should end in your business. If your business has become stagnant, boring or failing, it’s time to let go and move in a new direction.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

Let Go of Being a Victim
Terrible things may have happened in your past, but when you continue to see yourself as a victim, you’re hanging on to yesterday and not letting tomorrow guide you down a path of new beginnings.

Let Go of the Past
Whatever you’ve done or been in the past is history. Only until you accept that past can you let go of it and set yourself free to move on to a better future.

Let Go of Stress
Meditate. Exercise. Your brain is working overtime to bring clarity and focus to your business. Manage the stress as best you can.

Let Go of Negativity
Nothing helps get rid of the past like looking toward the future. Align your goals with the business you want to create.

Let Go of Shame
The business mistakes you’ve made in the past can be a springboard for creating a better business.

Visualize Your Business The Way You Want It
No matter how you want to change your business, you’ve got to let go of the old business to create the one you want.

The Upshot

Open up to the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead and let go any negative past decisions and actions.

Believe in yourself.

Let go of the regrets and create a better business. One that fits you and your lifestyle.

Choosing the Right Business Model

Warning: This is a rant post about choosing the right business model.
I dare you to keep reading. No really. Keep reading.

This rant has been a long time coming.

It’s about how some entrepreneurs shame people into choosing the wrong business model.

There is no one size fits all business model!

Let me explain.

My, now infamous, rant started after reading a series of Facebook posts. They were from well-meaning, high-level entrepreneurs promoting their brand of starting and building a business. The advice they gave felt similar to peer pressure. In fact, the advice was downright confusing.

Imagine the confusion entrepreneurs must feel when different business owners claim their business model is the best one.

Because of this wrong advice, I have noticed entrepreneurs struggle with the business models they have chosen. This struggle is because there is a flaw in how entrepreneurs chose a business model.

There is no ONE business model that is best for every entrepreneur.

The reason entrepreneurs require different business models:
Time Constraints
Gifts and Talents
Experiences and Skills
Access to Capital
Energy Levels
Business Knowledge

I have analyzed many entrepreneurs. I noticed a certain kind of entrepreneurs who excel at growing a company into a large corporation. The other entrepreneurs need to find different business models that are profitable and fulfilling.

For example, some people don’t have the physical or mental energy or experience to handle a large company.

Examples: Stay at home parents, introverts, senior adults, younger adults.

Some people don’t have the patience to work at home or from the beach. These entrepreneurs wouldn’t have a team to interact with.

Also, there are people who don’t like running a business they are not passionate about. Selling widgets just to sell widgets lacks meaning to them.

The Real Reason You Aren’t Happy With Your Business Model

If you are unhappy with your business, maybe, just maybe, the reason is you listened to someone else’s dream of a great business.

You are the creator of your life and your business. Because you are the creator, when it comes to your business, no one knows what you value more than you do.

Your life is just as important as everyone else’s. Don’t fall for the hype. You don’t need to conform yourself to a certain business model.

Let’s stop business failures in its tracks. Here are a few ways to start:

✔️ Know your values and how they are important to you.
✔️ Learn what you want out of your business.
✔️ Dream about the way you want to live your life.

Please. Don’t feel guilty about choosing a business that fits your values, your personality, and your energy levels.

There really are different business models to fit each entrepreneur. Customize yours.

Ten Signs You Started the Wrong Business

I have wanted to start a business for as long as I can remember. While in college, I subscribed to Entrepreneur and Business Start-Up magazine. I even ordered their business start-up kits.

I finally got my chance to run a business in 2001. My husband and I became the owners of our family owned office product business. I became the CEO and he was the COO.

Running this business was a far better way for me to understand business. Far better than my college education. I reshaped how I viewed starting and running a business. I learned a lot.

My experience running the office product company was that it was not the right fit for me. I needed a lot more flexibility than it could give me. I wasn’t running the right business for me.

I realized one of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a business is they chose the wrong business model. Or as I call them, Entrepreneurial Paths.

Are you running a business that is right for you?

10 Symptoms of Running the Wrong Business

Overwhelm

Are you overwhelmed and feel tired? Do you start the day with a to-do list that is far too long and don’t feel inspired to accomplish it?

Underwhelm

Do you wake up in the morning not wanting to work on your business? Do you have to force yourself to actually work because you find it boring? Is the pace too slow for you?

Stagnation

Do you feel stuck and don’t know why? Is your business growing at the pace you would like? Are projects getting started?

Restructuring

Do you find yourself constantly making changes to your business?
Have you spotted a competitor you admired and changed your business to be more like their business?
Do you feel you waste a lot of time because of these changes?

Dislike

Do you dislike your business? Do you wonder why you ever started it in the first place?
Do you dread working each day?

Procrastination

Do you find yourself looking for something else to do?
Do you feel lazy when working?
Do you put off tasks that would bring in income but put them off?

Disconnection

Feeling a disconnect from your customers?
Do have empathy towards the issues your clients want to solve?

Indecisiveness

Are you having trouble making up your mind about important issues?
How about having trouble focusing?
Do you put off making decisions because none of the options feel right?

Stress and Anxiety

Is your business causing you a lot of stress?
Do you feel a knot in your stomach when you think about your business?

Lack of Cash Flow

Are you struggling financially?
Is your business growing slower than you thought?
Does your target market seem limited or is it slowly dying?

So . . . What’s behind all these symptoms?

Most likely it’s because you started a business without understanding yourself as an entrepreneur. You most likely chose a business that doesn’t fit you and the entrepreneurial path you are meant to lead.

Stay tuned to learn more about how you can create a business that fits YOU.

How to Get Past Your Business Setbacks

Your business failures serve a purpose.

I have survived some very tough business situations. My biggest lessons came from those moments. Through these lessons, I learned a very important thought about business failures.

The business experiences I loved and hated were there for a reason. To teach me valuable lessons so I can share them with others going through similar experiences. This article comes from those life lessons I learned.

The insights we gain from all of our business experiences are invaluable. Everything we experience is uniquely designed to move us to new life experiences. It’s up to us to move forward so we can share our experiences in a positive way.

What I learned about avoiding my sacred calling . . .

The longer you avoid your sacred work, the more the universe will prompt you to find it. This is something I learned the hard way.

For years I desired a meaningful career working more closely with people. At that time, I became a business owner with a small staff. I spent my days doing payroll, paying bills, and other financial duties.

Being a business owner gave me the opportunity to counsel employees on career or life topics, but it removed me from directly helping our customers. This experience drew me further from my true calling.

Not seeing a way to get out of this business, I began to experience business dramas that felt like “pushes” to direct me to a new career. The more I resisted finding a solution to my business problems, the more dramas I met.

The business problems lasted a few years. Until one day, it was out of my hands and we had to let the business go. As painful as the experience was, I gained wisdom from it. I also developed empathy for anyone who has suffered the loss of their business. I know how humbling it can be.

Because of this experience, I learned a few ways to get past my business setback.

Here are the four ways to move past business setbacks so you can move forward in business:

Embrace Your Life Path

You were born to fulfill certain roles here. Every event, decision, the person you love, and career choice you make is part of a divine master plan. You have free will to do what you want with your life. But if you go too far off track, divine intervention is right there to guide you back to the destiny you are meant to fulfill.

Imagine your life as a walking path. Your life’s path may be curvy, long, or short, with many little paths leading away and then back to the original path. It leads through dark forests, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, and beautiful meadows.

The scenery along the path reflects the “good” and the “bad” in your life. What may seem to be a scary path along a rocky cliff also has breath-taking views. How you see this path depends on how you look at the circumstances in your life.

Although your path varies along the way, all the little paths leading away from your original path winds back towards the original one. It’s up to you how long your journey takes and what your paths look like.

Your life path will not always be smooth and worry-free. In order to grow from these setbacks, you need to learn how to find peace. Try accepting the business situation you are in and know you are learning an invaluable life lesson.

Choose to See Life As an Adventure

The business setbacks relate to your life’s purpose. Think of it this way: All the positive and negative experiences in your life as learning lessons.

These lessons are what you can teach others someday. The reason? It’s easier to have empathy for others if you’ve experienced something similar. Who do you trust more? The teacher who has experienced what they teach? Or the teacher whose knowledge only comes from what they learned in a book?

Find the Hidden Lessons Within Your Setbacks

What’s stopping you from fulfilling your dreams? Maybe it’s because you haven’t taken the time to heal your past business setbacks.You can build up a wall of resistance when you don’t reflect on how you got to this point in your life.

Maybe, your soul is protecting you from moving forward until you are ready. Take some time really digging for the lessons you learned from your setbacks.

Keep Moving Forward

The fastest way to get from pain to your awesome new business is taking daily, joyful action. Focus on doing things you love and do well. Combine these two actions with gratitude for what you have now. Keep going. Every day take a step. Then another.

Every small action equals two steps towards your new life. As you take more steps, momentum builds and soon you’ll start seeing results.


It takes some persistence and faith, but you can figure out why you are going through your current business problems. Start by thinking of them as nudges from the universe to move you to your greater destiny.

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