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I heard something the other day that really got me to thinking: difficult transitions in any part of life are like remodeling your home. Let me explain. . .
Difficult transitions in life are an inconvenience as well. Take, for example, moving to a new town, which includes searching for a new place to live, selling the house you’re currently in, packing and unpacking, finding a new job, on and on. Or, what about transitioning your business from a one man operation out of your home to a five person operation located downtown. There’s nothing convenient about that either.
Difficult transitions cost us as well. Yes, the transition to that five person operation will cost money to do, since you have to hire staff, buy equipment and supplies, advertise the new location, etc. But it, like the home remodel, takes the sacrifice of time away from family, friends and sometimes even work in order to get the transition accomplished.
And, back to the example of the business transition, you don’t want anyone to see the process that could take you months to get done, such as interviews for your staff, looking for the location, etc. No one wants their clients to tag along while they look at prospective vacant rentals. And you surely don’t want your clients seeing your stress level and frustration at the process. You just want them to come into your new location when all is said and done and say, “Wow.”
Which brings me to my last comparison . . .
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By Michelle Cramer
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 @ 12:00 AM CDT
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