On October 31st, I stopped shaving. I decided that I would join in the No Shave November game, since I had heard it was a way to increase awareness for prostate cancer (and my dad had the disease). That may or may not be accurate, but I thought it gave me a good excuse not to shave for a month. To my surprise, Barb has told me she likes it, as have my daughters. Although it will get a much needed trim, I may just keep it around for awhile, especially since it’s still almost all brown and not white yet!
One thing Barb mentioned was that it’s uncanny how quickly ones look can change. In less than a month, my look changed dramatically, even to a point that some people had to do a double take to know it was me. Even with having a goatee, the change to a full beard was significant. As quickly as we can change our look, you can change your business and your life.
As we head into a new calendar year, it signals a time where people make resolutions. I recommend you simply commit to making changes through new behaviors and activities. I could grow a full beard simply by altering my behavior of shaving. I needed to overcome the challenge of itching, but persevered. Whatever change you decide you need to make to grow your business or enrich your life, you will have to overcome obstacles, fight through change, and persevere.
What change do you desire? What personal and organizational change in behaviors and activities will you need to commit to in order to boldly move forward to a resolution? Are you willing to get by the “itching?” Now is a good time to start…
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This week’s quote –
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
~ General George S. Patton
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