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Wednesday Wisdom: Transformation in Life and Business

February 22, 2017

Inspiration, wisdom and advice for women entrepreneurs and female business owners

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We witness transformation every single day the moment we awaken and see the dark night slip into light and the scentless morning air evaporate into dark roasted aroma after the coffee grinds are turned into liquid morning gold. The lamps once turned on to provide light in our home aren’t needed anymore when nature’s shine illuminates outside our windows. Morning transformations are so apparent aren’t they?

What about our own personal transformations as an aging woman or growing entrepreneur? Sometimes the change isn’t as noticeable as what we observe every dawn of a new day, yet we are transforming every moment whether we notice or not.

Runners wait to start the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Runners wait to start the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

When I committed to run in the 2017 Boston Marathon on a charity bib last August for this April, I knew I would need to transform myself from a 2 mile a day casual runner to a 26.2 mile one time marathoner. Transformation started slowly as I increased my daily mileage, hired a coach and began the mental process of accepting the need to run longer daily in the name of raising money for a charity I believe in. When I hit my first big running goal of 10 miles; it was due to time, focus and increased intensity.

I have realized in order to accomplish this large physical and mental goal, it meant transforming my every day routine and talking myself through barriers I have hit along the journey. I realized I haven’t challenged myself to such an immense goal in my entrepreneurial life in some time because probably like you my business runs smoothly so why change it? Training for Boston has made me ask myself, “Why not change parts of my business and increase the intensity of my efforts?”

WsW_pinkYou might be seeing some of these changes in Women TIES overall mission to broaden our service areas to promote, publicize and unite women not only in business but in sports, equality and life issues. It does not mean our focus on our main mission of helping women connect in business is any less important than the other new divisions we have added; just like running 10 miles doesn’t mean completing a 2 mile run isn’t worthwhile anymore. There is enough room for transformation in life and business if you plan for it.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to challenge you to ask yourself, “Have I been in the middle of making a transformation in my business life intentionally?” If so, is it time to verbalize and communicate the changes with your customer base? If you are not in the middle of corporate change do you need to think about where you are now, what you are focused on and if you need to increase your intensity to make a new transformation?

evolingWanting something to transform like our bank accounts with more money or our bodies ready for bikini season doesn’t happen unless we focus on the transformation we want, increase the intensity of our actions towards the goal and work every day until we reach the “finish line” whatever that final vision is for us and our companies.

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