December 4

When to Make a Good Change

When to Make a Good Change

By Deborah Johnson

December 4, 2017

Fear, Goals, healthy habits, leadership, mindsets, personal development

When to Make a Good Change

How do you know if a change is a good change and when to make that change? Sometimes you know a change needs to happen, but keep putting it off. I figured out why I was afraid of making a good change.

My Website was Hacked!

A few years ago, my website was hacked. I spent hour upon hour looking up PHP code to figure out what could be possibly wrong with a constant spinning circle on my desktop. A hacker had inserted a code through one of my forms and a virus quickly spread to every page of my expansive website. I knew I had a problem and needed to make a good change right away.

 First, I needed to completely clean up and revamp my website. It was a huge problem and I had to hire outside help to do it. My website had to be restructured from scratch to make sure none of the corrupted code would sneak back in. If you know anything about a physical virus, you can understand a computer virus. It will duplicate itself constantly and endlessly, destroying everything in its path.

Good Change

Making a Good Change

I did make those good changes, but also took off a membership site I loved, where I was selling some of my online programs. I launched my programs on an outside hosting site, relieving any fear of access problems and hacking attacks. Even though it’s been convenient, it’s time for me to now make another good change and take over my online programs to re-launch and expand my membership site. Especially as I’m focusing largely on Women at Halftime.

It became clear I needed to migrate to a new web host and email newsletter host. It was not an easy decision after being with the same host for many years. Sameness was comfort, ease and safety! After much research, I found integration was of primary importance. It would act as a good assistant in communicating between forms, landing pages and orders.

To grow, I needed to make that good change and to make it soon. It’s the same principle I ask my clients to do. Making a good change is not always comfortable and convenient, but it is for the best. Look through the steps below and then re-evaluate your life and business to see if you need to make any new good changes soon. I’m on your team!

5 Steps to Making a Good Change

  • 1. Identify the good change you need to make, whether difficult or easy.
  • 2. Do your research. Many online sites compare features of almost anything. Remember that every review doesn’t need to be five stars to be good. It just needs to be real.
  • 3. Plan the timing of your good change. I looked at my calendar closely to make sure no very important communication and booking would be taking place during the week or two I’d be in transition migrating my web host and email newsletter.
  • 4. Just do it. Nike has brilliantly used this phrase for years. Don’t be an Annie and wait forever until Tomorrow, Tomorrow!
  • 5. Always follow up. Just hiring out a job or a process doesn’t mean it will be done correctly and completely. You can only measure what you can manage. (Peter Drucker!)

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Deborah Johnson

About the author

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., creator of Hero Mountain® and former president of Los Angeles National Speakers Association, is an international award-winning music artist, author, speaker and National Media Commentator. She also hosts the popular podcast "Women at Halftime." Deborah provides tools to create your ideal lifestyle and work at mid-career or during the halftime of life, getting unstuck. You can live your second half fulfilled, focused and free! Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. She is also the recipient of the Women's Economic Forum Exceptional Women of Excellence Award. Deborah is the author of multiple books, over twenty albums and musicals and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.

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