April 15, 2016
“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.”
The winds of change are blowing up a storm here in Los Angeles. This morning a giant Magnolia tree had been blown from it’s roots and was blocking a main road on my way to work. It was 7:30am and cars were already beginning to back up. I got out of my car and watched everybody working as a team, to ensure the downed tree didn’t cause too much mayhem for the morning commute – traffic is already a complete nightmare here!
Change comes in many forms: the weather, work situations, personal life decisions, etc. As a business owner, I’ve watched my company change many times. Sometimes a decision was a good one and sometimes a bad one – but I learned from it and moved on. You may hear people say “I don’t like change,” or “This place isn’t the same anymore, there are too many changes”. From a personal standpoint, I think life would be completely boring if there weren’t disruptions in it. You have to be open to new things and embrace them, and if you can’t, you need to get outside and let those winds blow around you.
You can look at change as a good thing, or as a bad thing. If I wasn’t exposed to change at the beginning of the new year, I wouldn’t have come up with a new concept for Queen Bee or had the drive to decide to devote more time to my family, friends and to myself.
I like to think that ALL change is good and that is why I will always allow the winds of change to blow.