2011 will most certainly bring many changes to many people in different forms. Change usually is good, although some changes in the beginning may not appear that way and we need to let them play out in order to find the positive effects of a particular change and perhaps what we can learn from them.
When we are greeted with a change or opportunity it can take us in many directions. Just a few short weeks ago my son, his wife and my grandson moved to Bali. With this change I thought my direction was to simplify my life, slow down a bit and allow myself to live part time in Bali. That was a huge decision…it meant rearranging my life as I have been living it for a number of years. I put my house on the market, it didn’t make sense to have such a big house (with all the upkeep) empty while I was out of the country. So up went the “For Sale” sign!
So much harder than that step, was the fact that I would not need my full time assistant, Tracy Jacobsen, who has been with me for almost 13 years. Tracy would have to look for another position…she was great and encouraged me to take this opportunity…to make this change!
What happened next? Another change or opportunity was presented to me. I was offered a position as VP of Marketing for a company called Regeneca. After much thought and prayer I accepted the opportunity and prepared for even more change. I have always loved network marketing and especially the “marketing” part of it. As many of you know I love people, personal development, promotions, events and yes, parties!! I am very excited about this new opportunity, the new changes in my life and in the life of others that this company can help create.
So next I had to switch gears fast. I once heard the phrase, “I can stop on a dime and give you 9 cents change”. Well that is what I felt like I did. I took my home off the market since I will not be traveling back and forth to Bali as I originally thought. Tracy didn’t have to send out resumes and she is experiencing a great change herself. She too is working for Regeneca and experiencing new opportunities and change on a daily basis.
Some of my friends have experienced a lot of change in the past 11 days of the New Year. Some of the changes are small, some are grand and some appear to be somewhat challenging. For those facing what seems like a difficult change or challenge perhaps this quote might help, ”Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength”.
We can not let fear of the unknown stop us from keeping an open mind about change and what is to come. I love this quote from Mark Victor Hansen,
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
I wish you all a changing New Year and hope that you prosper with knowledge and strength from your experiences in 2011!