Have you recently relocated your business?
How you handle the transition of a business relocation can make all the difference in your sanity!! It’s one thing to move an office, and quite another to relocate your entire small business!
I am so excited to present a recent article written by Brenda Spandrio. Known as The Declutter Lady, she has relocated seven times in the last five years. (Yep, you read that correctly! Her moves have outnumbered her years recently!) This includes moving four businesses that she manages with her husband Angelo. In addition to helping solopreneurs organize their office space, Brenda is a freelance assistant who helps get all those pesky to-do’s out of the way so you can focus on making money instead of busy-work.
Thanks so much Brenda for sharing your great ideas! Read on to become inspired!
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First, it wasn’t your idea to move. And you feel a little (OK, maybe a lot) resentful because you FINALLY got to the place where you were really rocking it with your business.
And now you have to pull up stakes and start all over again.
How are you going to handle this without destroying your business, your marriage and yourself?
Holding on to the resentment simply keeps you anchored in the past. So, instead of living backward, let’s take a look at seven tips to help you ahead toward designing that future – and moving your business too!
- Accept the move. Granted this wasn’t your idea and that if you had the choice you’d stay right where you are. But, every experience has value. Accept that this is your new path and start strategizing how you can make the most out of this new opportunity.
- Practice gratitude. Granted this is easier said than done, but it is also the best way to derail resentment.
- Overcome resistance. Cena points out that, “Resistance is one of the single most destructive things that stop an entrepreneur from getting increased results.” If you keep resisting the inevitable, you’ll miss out on positive results. The quickest way to remedy it when you recognize resistance in yourself, is to focus on the statement: ‘What would it take to…” and insert a positive thought about the current situation you are resisting. An example might sound something like this: “What would it take to have my needs met during this transition?”
- Take responsibility for yourself. While you may have little or no say in this move, you still have full control over your own actions and reactions. You may be inclined to blame your spouse, his company, the economy – whatever. But only you can make the decision to let go and move on with your life.
- Embrace the new community. Start looking for support networks even before you move. Join local meet-ups, learn about the Chamber of Commerce, or go online and check out Facebook pages for local businesses, LinkedIn profiles, groups, hashtags and Google Plus circles that are in your new community.
- Rise to the challenge. There’s no point in wishing that things could be different. During transitions, you can either choose to stand still or move forward. This is your chance to prove to yourself that your success was not a fluke. It is time to rise.
- Make today your best day. You can decide right now to make this your best day! Be in the moment and see if you can find something about today that is new, energetic and exciting. Look on this new move as an adventure.
How have you coped with having to make changes that you hadn’t planned? What strategies can you share? Please let us know in the comments below the article!
Thank you so much Brenda! These tips are great to keep in mind for us entrepreneurs facing this transition! It’s important to remember that much of the difficulty with change is about mindset!
Read Brenda’s next article: Relocating Your Business? 15 Ways To Make It Easier On You and Your Family.
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