As a rule, a lot of people don’t like change. They get comfortable with the way things are and don’t want it to change. That’s ok. I understand that, I’ve been guilty of that feeling more than once. You get your life how you like it and don’t want anything to shake the delicate balance you’ve built up. But if you’re honest, it’s normally some huge and often unexpected or unwanted changes that can bring the best things in life. This can also apply to business.
If you’re a small company, change is hard. Especially if it’s *your* small company. You started it and don’t want things to be taken out of your control. The thing here is to accept that bringing the right people on board means that you sometimes have to trust in their decisions.
The key to this is making sure it’s the right people you take advice from and the right advice you take! But if you’ve got good people working with you then the advice should also be good.
So, you’ve got the right people, they’ve given the right advice, now all you have to do is take it… Simple, right?
Well… err… No.
This is where the problems start. It’s your business, you’ve got it this far doing it your way, so you can get to the next step doing it your way. Probably not. Some do. There are success stories out there and they are what inspire us all on. But let’s be blunt here, that probably wont happen to you. So when someone you hired to take the business forward submits a proposal to do just that, before you say no, just think twice. Just because it might mean change, it doesn’t mean it will be bad change.
Chances are you have a large network of good people around you, so ask them what they think. What would they do? Do not be afraid to change things. At the end of the day life changes, business changes and the whole world changes. If you don’t change with it you wont have a business for very long.