Change is Inevitable – Embrace It!

“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who knows me can tell you – I don’t embrace change all that easily. Somebody had better give me a darned good reason to embrace something new. I’m not someone who runs after the latest fad or gadget just because it’s out there.

In today’s world, it’s challenging for someone like me because change is happening faster than ever. I’m not comfortable with that.

But I’m also running a business. And because I spent so many years in the corporate rat race, I have SO much to learn about entrepreneurship! I can’t afford to go at a comfortable pace.

The most effective way I’ve found to accelerate my learning curve is to engage in Social Media. I got into it back in 2003 when it was recommended in a marketing course I was taking. I had no idea how much engaging in Social Media would change my world.

I was terrified of it in the beginning! It probably took me three months to post my first message, which wasn’t an original post – it was a reply to someone else’s post. But it was a start, and from there, a whole new world opened up to me. Social Media gave me the opportunity to “meet” people from all over the world, some of whom have become friends who mean a lot to me even though we’ve never met face to face.

And oh, what I learned from engaging in Social Media! Almost every time I went online, I had at least one epiphany! I felt like I was getting an MBA in all aspects of business, including technology, online marketing, entrepreneurship, and more.

If it weren’t for Social Media, I’m not sure I’d have a business today. The best part for me is that even though I have to move at a quicker pace than I am comfortable with, I feel like I have the support of friends who offer encouragement, support and feedback that helps me grow.

I’ve reached a point where I leap more quickly into embracing change. I’m still scared sometimes, but it doesn’t stop me as often. My commitment to growing my business to the place I want it to be is stronger than my fear.

The most important thing I’ve learned is that waiting until I’m comfortable with something before I leap is the absolute worst thing to do. You can only get so much feedback and so much education, and then at some point you must trust yourself and just DO it!

Jarrett Gucci, owner of Dynasty Web Solutions, is a business associate and friend. We had a conversation about technology and embracing change recently. As a result of our conversation, he invited me to talk a little bit more about my journey into technology on his “Wassup Wednesday” Q&A video with the intention of helping others of you who may be wondering how to overcome your own internet fears and embrace change too.


Don’t let fear stop you from going for your biggest and juiciest dreams and goals. Get the support you need to embrace change! Contact Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 or email to schedule your complimentary Discovery Coaching Session today!