Transforming your business – What does that mean to you?

Transforming your business means many things to many people.  Mostly it depends on what you want to get out of your business.  Is it mainly about money or does it also have to do with personal satisfaction, work/life balance, flexibility, being helpful in your community, giving back or something else.
My working definition of transformation is creating future possibilities without the constraints of the past.  How powerful would that be if you were not held back by the past?  Would your business be a much more satisfying place?
In my coaching career I’ve seen many people who are burdened and held back by past business experiences, particularly in the past several years.  Perhaps they had a bad experience with a difficult client or were put in a very awkward position by an unethical employee.  The way forward seems as cloudy and uncertain as the past does.
If you find yourself in that situation there are many things you can do to move forward and a coach’s job is to help you find that path, ask tough questions,  challenge the status quo, take you out of your comfort zone,  clarify goals and objectives, and create specific action steps to follow that will accelerate your success.
Part of this effort will be to re-imagine your business, create a new vision, re-connect with your original “Why” and the passion that lead you to your business.
A great first step, which can sometimes help, is to re-visit the excitement you felt when you first became a business owner.  Start by writing down all the reasons you started your business.  The simple act of writing it down will help you re-connect with that excitement.
If you are OK with just being OK, transformation might not be on your radar.  However, if you are feeling stuck, stagnant, frustrated or just plain tired, then you may need to take a step back and engage someone you can help you get a different perspective on your business and take it to the next level.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain because positive thought, without positive action, leaves you with positively nothing!
For a complimentary opportunity assessment contact Coach Sal Levatino