When do you know it’s time for a change?

One of the toughest things to discern is when it is actually time for a change.  For me, the factors are:

  • Should I persevere through a tough time?
  • Is this opportunity for change merely a distraction?
  • Is this the right time?
  • Is this change exactly what I need at this time in my life?
  • Has God brought this before me now?

They aren’t easy questions to answer, and most people move forward with little regard for the consequences of their change. Let me give you an example of what I recently went through.

I do enjoy working in my leads company.  I really do.  In fact, each week I am constantly looking for ways to improve what I am doing to make my business a greater service for people.  Now, I haven’t actively been building any other home business aside from National Leads.  But, this Spring I was offered a chance to jump into a new company (Amigo Health) and build something big.

I said “Yes” and started building.  I started doing very well, but it became apparent that I did not take time to consider if the change was right for me.  Within 6-8 weeks it was time to back track and leave behind this new business.  It is not because the company wasn’t good, but it wasn’t good for me.  I believe this “leap before you look” or “change before it’s time” cost me.  In fact, change always has a price.

However, when something is presented to you, or something is laid upon your table, and you take the time to seriously evaluate things by answering some of those questions, I believe you can make a much better decision.  Furthermore, I re-read one of the greatest books on this topic, Visioneering.

So, the decisions that I am making now, for both my National-Leads.com business and my decision to work with Prepaid Legal are the result of well thought out, well discussed and calculated decisions.

Here is the deal.  We are planning on hooking up with a strategic partner for our National-Leads.com business that we believe will provide an outstanding and significant tool to help people work and grow their own home business.  We will be anouncing the release of this in the coming weeks.

Second, the launch of my Prepaid Legal business is already underway and is a perfect match for what I am doing with National Leads.  In fact, it is hard to imagine functioning in any business, let alone life, without a PPL membership.

So, change has a price.  In my current situation the price I am paying is an investment into my present and my future.  With some changes I have made, the price I paid was not investment, but in some ways created a debt, or even became a liability.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.   ~ Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

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