One thing that you will have to embrace if you own a home business, is change. Just as everything around us changes over the years, so must our online businesses. In a fluid market, we must adapt our home businesses to keep up with market trends. If we fail to see change before it happens, and take action to embrace such change, our businesses will ultimately fail.
Do these individuals sound familiar? As computers and the Internet gained massive popularity over the 1990’s, the remained a faction of people who resisted the computer era. As such, they refused to learn how to type and send an e-mail message, use a word processing program, or even power up a computer. If you have never met anyone from such this faction, you can find many of these individuals in the legal industry. Although a good percentage of them have since retired, some of these fossils still remain. Thus, they have to rely on those in their law office to complete the most menial of tasks on their behalf. I really cannot understand how someone can allow themselves to become so out of touch with the world around them.
The difference you and the archaic lawyer, is that you absolutely cannot duck your head in the sand and hide from technology in your home business. If you do, you will be frozen in time. Hence, you must do the opposite and remain fluid, so that you can quickly adapt to changes which come your way. If you have difficulties welcoming change, I have outlined some approaches which you should look at to see where you fit in.
1. Well your first option is to ignore change, and continue doing what has worked in the past. I really do not advise that you do this. Rather, what you need to look at is what is causing your behavior. More often than not, your resistance to change stems from a fear of new circumstances. This fear is usually generated from a concern that you will not be able to make yourself competent to operate effectively in a new environment. Choosing this option is akin to deciding to let your home business fail.
2. Option number two give involves taking on change slowly. This can actually be a good strategy for the person who is very resistant to change. What often happens is that once the individual sees the positive effects which change brings about, they become huge proponents of doing things in the new way.
3. The third possibility is the avenue which is usually taken by the paranoid and anxiety ridden individual. I am sure that you know one of them. These are the people who are constantly making a big deal out of nothing, and become unusually nervous whenever confronted with something new. They concoct every possible hypothetical in their minds, and seem to never come up with a solution. Such a method does not work when dealing with the changes which confront home business owners. I would recommend that these individuals become tax accountants. No offense to any tax accountant out there, as I value your services.
4. Last, but certainly not least, is the most positive plan of attack for the home business owner. It is a realization that change is an inevitable part of life which should be embraced. People who take this approach realize that when we do not experience change, we do not experience positive evolution. Under Darwin’s theory, it is the survival of the fittest. Those home businesses which do not evolve to reflect the conditions of the environment will cease to exists. These individuals not only accept change, they often are the catalyst to change. They realize that change is the root of positive events, and pulls us forward. Such an individual will own a home business which is fluid enough to keep up with market shifts, and suffer far less from an economic downturn. This group of individuals has the most success in home business.