When is comes to growing your business, embracing change in business is important to keeping forward moment with your business. In order to do this, Tara Reed wants to share how your can use the principles of Pivot To Happy to do this.
The questions below are ones that were asked during the interview that you can watch in it full entirety at the end of this blog post.
There are 3 types: proactive, reactive and “you have no choice”
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -”― Heraclitus (Greek philosopher from about 500 BC)
Things are changing faster than ever so what we can change is our perspective on change.
Know that change is inevitable and look for ways change will HELP you and don’t look at it as a burden
Adopt a mindset that change is going to make things easier – easier to reach your target market, easier to get new ideas and products out there, easier to take care of back-end business duties like book keeping, inventory, ideas, and more
Get excited about and look for ways to change
Changes in technology have really helped small businesses and solopreneurs compete with larger companies. When we look at how things were done 5, 10 or 20 years ago, we as small business owners will be throwing a celebration party for change.
New innovations and ways to connect level the playing field a bit. We can be seen, found and heard outside of our local community. Small business can usually adopt new ways of doing things faster than larger organizations, giving us a change advantage.
Absolutely not! That’s why you also have to create parameters to use when looking at whether to make changes (when you have a choice)
Sometimes you don’t have a choice so you have to figure out a way to be ok with the change and find the potential positive outcome
Look at why or what you are resisting – what could go wrong?
Now look at what could go RIGHT! Pivot your perspective
What do you want to happen and what can you do to move things in that direction
Talk about it constructively
CHANGE SIMPLY IS… how you interpret it – good, bad or otherwise – is in your mind. Pivot your perspective to be happy through change.
Tara Reed is an artist, writer, and self-proclaimed Silver Lining Specialist. Through writing, speaking, podcasting and teaching she explores the question, “How do you stay positive, happy and enjoy the present when faced with adversity?” and helps people find the happiness in every day. Being happy is easy when things are going well, the trick is to figure out how to find and keep your happy when things aren’t going as well as you’d like.
Tara pulls from her life experience and her uncanny ability to find the lesson or silver lining in the challenges of life. There are two events in her life that stand out as “forks in the road”. Things that could have left her angry and full of excuses or made her pull herself up by her bootstraps and figure out how to move forward and find her happy again. One was a divorce and the second more recent was her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.