Why do people always fight against change, when it’s change that creates opportunity for people? In the current Global uncertainty, people were recently shouting about how their children’s futures were going to be ruined by Brexit, but this has all gone quiet now that the world hasn’t ended and things are ticking along quite nicely.

Equally, now that Donald Trump has been elected as the future president in the USA, people are shouting about the impending disasters that will happen when he takes over. Surely he will create waves if he makes a fraction of the changes he has talked about. I can’t help but feel that they will then have a president who understands business and commerce, but is poor at acting the presidential role, whereas what they have been used to in the past is the complete opposite!

The real thing that is happening here is that people don’t look for opportunity in life or business. When a change is forced on them they shout and scream, throwing a tantrum resisting with all their might, whereas the smart operators are asking themselves, ‘so what would be the up side of this situation that could be a benefit to me.’

What will you do? Will you look for the next big opportunity and get involved ahead of the competition? Or will you moan and groan and wait to see what your competitors embrace as the next opportunity? The choice is yours!

By David Betts

Below are a few articles about change and planning that you may like to read for inspiration:

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Time For Action

It’s that time of year when people start reviewing their successes and looking to the future. Most business owners start thinking of the year ahead by devising a 90 day plan. In business, just as in life, you can’t stand still. You are either getting ahead and growing, or you’re on a downward spiral. Setting targets of what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it will help your business to grow. See this article.

If you are interested in attending a 90 Day Business Planning Workshop, see details on my website.

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Life-Changing Resolutions

It’s traditional around now to start deciding on your New Year’s Resolutions. You might want to reflect on Brad Sugars article “3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers.” The Billionaire Founder of ActionCOACH has identified three traits that successful entrepreneurs have in common and you might want to adopt them. See: Brad’s article.

Altering Other People’s Perception Of You

In today’s Internet-fuelled society, managing your reputation has never been more important. Leadership coach and author Marshall Goldsmith’s article, “You’ve Changed! Why Haven’t They Noticed?” is very relevant for today’s business leaders.

In it he highlights the fact that although we may decide to change our own behaviour, it is much harder to alter other people’s perceptions of us. Marshall recommends methods of improving your reputation and improving their opinion of you. Check it out today. Click to read Marshall’s article.

How would you like to have 1,000 new customers a day?

That’s how fast entrepreneur Jacob de Geer claims his firm is growing. The 40-year-old Swede was about to “get a real job” when his wife, who imports sunglasses, came home with a problem after losing business at a trade show. Mr de Geer turned his attention to address her problem and now has a successful international business. Read his full story at here.

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Thank you for visiting this blog. Do let me know your views or if you would like any help or advice, feel free to get in touch. You can call me on +44(0)1206 794373 or via the contacts page on my website.