Have you recently relocated your business?
Moving is complicated, especially when you have to also relocate your business. You’ll be tested in many ways. So handling a business relocation will test your skills and mettle. It’s one thing to move, yet quite another to relocate your entire small business! If you are feeling resentful about your upcoming relocation, there’s hope and help!
First, if it wasn’t your idea to move, you may feel a little resentful because you FINALLY got to the place where you were really rocking it with your business.
And now you have to pull up the stakes and relocate – which means you’ll have to start all over again.
How will you handle relocating your business without destroying your business or 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!
1. Accept the move.
If you’re in the driver’s seat to relocate your business, you’re usually ‘full-steam ahead!’, but if this wasn’t your idea you may be experiencing some difficulty with the change. But, every experience has value. The sooner you accept your new path the sooner you can begin strategizing how you can make the most out of this new opportunity. Acceptance is the key to moving forward.
2. Practice gratitude.
Granted this is easier said than done, but it is also the best way to derail resentment. Developing a gratitude practice in the early days of your relocation can be easy and fun.
3. Manage your inner resistance to change.
“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?’
4. Take relocation responsibility for yourself.
You need to manage many of the details to the business relocation. 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. A great way to do this is to practice productive strategies designed just for you, in your new space.
5. Network with your new community.
To successfully relocate your business, 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, online profiles, groups, and circles that are in your new community.
6. Rise to the relocation challenge.
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.
One of the best ways to do this is to get your new office organized for success. Setting aside time to settle in and create a productive office space is essential to your relocation success. You’ll need to set up your 8 critical office files to start with a bang.
7. To manage your relocation, stay present.
Regardless of when you relocated, 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 at 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!
This article was contributed 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 to Brenda for sharing her great ideas! To contact Brenda directly, you may find her at www.thedeclutterlady.com for more tips.