Weekday Wisdom, Episode 21 The Times They Are a-Changin’… and that’s a good thing. You know that, right? Successful entrepreneurs know change happens and they embrace it because they know it’s a good thing. Let me tell you a little story as an example. And, yes, it’s totally going to […]
Tag Archives: change
Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go By Beverly D. Flaxington ATA Press Available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. You can find it at other online and offline book sellers, as well. Summary of Make Your SHIFT: […]
Back in February, my whole world changed. One minute I was walking across the street thinking about picking up a package in the leasing office, the next I was struck by a car, thrown several feet through the air and landed, face first, on the tarmac. I incurred several fractures […]
“We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK. That’s good. You’ve gotta keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”
~ Matt Smith as Dr. Who as he is beginning the regeneration cycle into the next Doctor
What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors:
The only constant is change. At any given moment, the cells in your body are no more than a few days to weeks old. The body you have now, is no longer the body you had just last year.
If you’re doing things right, you are not the same person you were last February, either. You’ve learned things, grown and evolved.
So, too, must your business. The publishing industry is in a state of rapid flux as readers (and authors) are becoming more and more in control over what they can and choose to read, how they purchase what they read, how they consume what they read and more.
Entrepreneurial authors embrace that change and evolve with the times, growing their business to accommodate the needs of their audience.
“Life will never be the same. Life is changing.”
What this quote means in business:
I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is your business will always be changing and evolving, if it is to survive and thrive. This means that as a creative entrepreneur, you’ll never get bored. Your business can — dare I say — must change with your creative flow and with the times.
The bad news is your business must always be changing and evolving. For if it doesn’t you will go out of business. Your clients’ needs will change and you will need to offer them different products and services that meet their new needs.
Does that mean that your business must completely change ever so often?
In June and July, I did a survey of my The H.E.A.R.T. of Business newsletter readership and learned some very interesting things. For one, it really emphasized the old adage that you can’t please all the the people all of the time. Some sections of the newsletter made it to […]