what to do when you know something in your business needs to change

At the end of 2017, the signs were all there: something was off in my business. 

It was hard to tell what it was because, honestly, things were going well. Sure, there were challenges but I was hitting my goals, working with great clients and feeling pretty fulfilled by my work. 

And yet, I still felt like something needed to change. I just couldn’t see the answer that was staring me right in the face.

So I did what I always do when I’m looking for a solution that isn’t immediately obvious: I created space for myself to reflect AND I sought out support to get a fresh perspective.

Note that I didn’t push for immediate answers. Nor did I just bury my head in my business and ignore my problem, hoping it would go away. 

That’s often the route high-achieving women entrepreneurs take because it’s easier to push for a quick solution or ignore the problem entirely than it is to give yourself the space and support you need to work through it. 

For one, it’s hard to find time to create space for reflection when you’re in hustle mode. It’s also hard to see the value in taking that time away from your business and from tasks that feel more tangible and important. 

When it comes to seeking support, you may think you should be able to figure out what feels off on your own. After all, you’ve taken your business this far, and you know it best, so it can feel like you’re the only one with the answers. The truth is it’s hard to see what needs to change when you’re so deep in it, making outside perspective not only valuable but necessary too.

My invitation to you is to give this approach a try – even if it feels counterintuitive. Because if something feels off in your business, you need to address it so you can move forward. 

And if you’re still skeptical that this will help you figure out what needs to change in your business, check out this Facebook Live where I tell you exactly how I used space and support to figure out what felt off in my business. 

Now I’d love to hear from you. What’s the hardest part about creating space for reflection and problem solving in your business? Comment below and let me know. 

With love,

Ashley


P.S. Curious how my story ends? I’m happy to say that the moment I carved out space for reflection and sought out support, I discovered what was off in my business - and what needed to change to fix it. I'll be announcing these changes next week, and cannot wait to share more!