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When Should I Change Direction?

When should I change direction? That question covers a multitude of interests both personal and professional, but we are concerned with our writing careers. The quick answer to that is anytime, but that is not always true.

Another answer is on New Year’s Day or early in the new year. New Year’s Day is a great time for a person to pause and reevaluate things, whether personal or professional. But in reality, the best time can be described as anytime that you are made aware of one or more of the following:

  • Disappointing Results: This can be real or imagined. In either case, you need to examine and reevaluate priorities and how you are doing things.
  • Financial Obligations: This is something you should look at both personally and professionally. Hopefully, you track your budget. Do you have a budget? If not, why not? Budgets help keep you on your toes, whereas operating without one can lead to serious financial problems. Been there, done that.
  • God’s Leading: It is possible that even if you have had a stellar year, God may lead you to change. Be open to God’s leading all the time. Pray and seek His will daily. Check whether He is leading you to change or continue.

We will explore more on the other side of the break.

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Now back to the article.

Sometimes, God leads you in a direction you are not familiar with or even one you don’t want to go. But if you know God is leading a certain direction, it is always safest to obey and follow.

In my case, I am currently contemplating major changes. This year has been marked with open and closed doors. There have been good and disappointing results. So, it is imperative that I examine things and seek God’s will about what to do.

I won’t go into what these changes are yet because some are still in flux. But I will say this, that the changes I am thinking about may look bad on the outside, but I am seeing them as steps first of all in the direction that God wants me to go. And these steps require changes to position us to have a successful 2022.

Have you stopped to take a look at your business? What about the book you are writing? Is it moving along or have you hit a wall? And if you hit a wall, how do you plan to overcome it?

What about your website? Is it good or does it need improvement? Are you focusing on international marketing, national marketing, or Local marketing? Or are you doing a combination?

Change is not a bad thing nor need it be a difficult thing. I am already working on different scenarios so when decision time arrives, I will be ready. Will you be ready?

New Year’s is a good time to reevaluate your life, business, and activities to see where you’ve come in the last 12 months and where you want to go during the next 12 months. As a businessperson you need to know where you’ve been and where you want to be, so take the time. It will be worth it!

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