Have you ever heard the saying “If you lose money, you can earn some more – but if you lose time, it’s gone and you can’t get it back!”?
I continually encounter people who want to change their life or business… but now is a really bad time – a few weeks or 6 months feels like a much easier time. “I’m snowed under, call me again in a couple of weeks because I really want to work with you, but just not right now”. It could be seen as a simple put-off to get rid of an annoying salesman, but actually I believe it. The person saying it is honest in their intentions.
Unfortunately in two weeks – or even six months – guess what? Things are just the same. The lack of a clear plan, the lack of prioritisation and the ‘busy-ness’ that created that feeling of overwhelm is still there, so the situation repeats. Time passes quickly when you’re busy. The good intentions are genuine, but week after week passed by and before you know it, years have gone and the situation isn’t much different.
The only time this changes is when you change it. You first have to recognise that what feels like progress is merely continual repetition or continual change – but not progress, not really. It’s only when you stop fooling yourself that continuing to work the same way will get you a different result that you can change course.
Sadly a change only comes when it’s enforced – business failure, redundancy, or serious illness. It takes a virtual poke in the ribs – STOP! – make a change happen, and make it happen today. It never feels like today is the best time to take action, but in fact it is. There is no better time.
Whatever it is you’ve been putting off and putting off for weeks or years, do yourself a big favour and take action today. Change your life for the better, today. You can’t change anything tomorrow – tomorrow never comes – you can only change things now.
If you’ve been telling yourself you’ll lose weight and yet it doesn’t happen – start today.
If you’ve been promising you’ll get fit, call the local gym and book an assessment and start today.
If you’ve been thinking you should take a holiday, but haven’t taken one for ages, book one now.
If you’ve been putting up with a problem customer, politely refer them elsewhere today.
If you’ve been putting off an awkward conversation, have it today.
And if you’ve been promising yourself you’ll make your business better – give us a call now.
Do you know what my job as a Business Coach is? It’s to help you make your impossible become possible. Whatever change you want – more time to enjoy, more money to enjoy it, a great team to run the business, or an exit strategy – give us a call today so you can start enjoying tomorrow even more.
If not today, then when?