“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn
Change is the one thing you can count on, especially in your business. That’s why it’s important to make your business change proof. How can you do that? Focus on the bigger picture and make sure that it will always be running smoothly no matter what happens in the smaller picture.
What’s the bigger picture?
Your business goals and values. It’s why you got into business in the first place. What have you decided is your metrics of success? Every decision that you make in your business needs to be through the lens of what’s ultimately important to you. It helps to keep things from being personal. It’s either helping you achieve your goals or it isn’t.
Your goals should be re-evaluated as often as you feel like you no longer have momentum. It’s an indicator that you’re stuck somewhere and something needs to change.
What’s the smaller picture?
Employees. Practices. Marketing plans. These are all things that can come and go but ultimately shouldn’t affect the day-to-day operations of your business. You should always have in the back of your mind that one aspect of your business could disappear overnight.
An employee can quit or be let go.
A tool you’re using is no longer available.
The marketing plan you started with a year ago doesn’t fit your business in its current state.
By mentally preparing for the removal of any piece you won’t have to worry about a falling business Jenga. You can feel sturdy and change proof.