by Michelle Porchia
Change – something most people do not like or are afraid of. There is a saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Change is inevitable. I, for one, like change (most of the time). I like new things. I like doing something different. So, why don’t most people like change?
People want to know what is going to happen. They have a comfort in knowing what was and what they think will be. Often people fight change before they even know what the change is and how it will impact them.
The unfortunate thing is, if one does not get on board with change, you may get left behind, be “left in the cold” or locked out entirely. The business world and the world as a whole is ever-changing. We have gone from an agricultural to a manufacturing to a technological society. Many people embraced the change and have been able to keep up and/or move forward. People have reinvented themselves, their business and even their lives. Continue to revisit this webiste for tips on retooling (http://www.ebonyspeakers.com/ebony-speakers-blog.html.)
I retooled my life from being a corporate trainer for almost two decades to being an entrepreneur in the midst of a recession. Yes, that was scary and challenging. At the same time it was exciting and invigorating.
Recently I embarked on a huge change. I jumped without a net so to speak. I decided to make my move from Connecticut/New England to the South. I have lived North, West and East and I now live South. This move meant I put my business on hold, although I am still coaching clients via the phone. It also meant disposing of most of my belongings and storing the rest. I gave up my personal space to share space in someone else’s home until I can get financially set and get my own place. HUGE change. It is scary and exciting.
I have the opportunity to meet a new group of people – potential clients. I also have the opportunity to expand my circle of friends. I get to try new and exciting things. Wow!
It is Fall, a time when the earth is changing. In New England the foliage is beautiful as all the leaves change colors (I will miss that this Fall). After a while though, the color goes away and the trees are bare as the earth rests and prepares to reappear in the spring more vibrant and beautiful than before.
I don’t know what direction my business will take other than continuing with my coaching clients. I don’t know what direction my life will take. What I know is that I am looking forward to resurfacing more vibrant, ready and innergized than before.
Here’s to the season of change!
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