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  • Moving Your Business Forward - Inspired By This

    You Can’t Steal Second Base and Keep One Foot on First

    You have all these ideas, yet you don’t take action on them. It’s almost like you are stuck - too overwhelmed or afraid to take the wrong steps so you do nothing at all. You know you need to be relevant and do more social media and you will…but then you don’t. You stay stuck in your routine. If you don’t change the routine, you won’t move forward.

    You keep saying “Yes, I’m going to raise my rates,” “Yes, I’m going to make time to tweet more,” and “Yes, I promise I’ll blog,” — but then you don’t. You get mad: Why do these other companies keep getting lots of clients? Why do they keep getting features? Quite simply, they are moving and you aren’t. They aren’t standing still and you are too busy to try to figure out how, when, and where to make the leap and start moving your business forward.

    Remaining where you are is safe. Business is coming in, so it’s fine. While you are OK with the opportunities that come your way for the time being, you must put one foot forward in anticipation for what’s next. That is how we are able to change, grow, and ultimately stay viable longer!!

    I am constantly thinking of how I can move, re-design, improve, and change again. I want to be here a long time in the wedding and lifestyle business, so I’m OK with taking the risk to steal the base. I might fail and have to run back to first base, but I’m OK with that.

    I’ve done it before. I’ll do it again. So should you!

    Photo via Pinterest

    LEAVE SOME LOVE!

    • http://www.joyfulweddingsandevents.com Bre

      Thank you Leila!! So insightful and encouraging. Summed up my feelings :/

    • http://www.twitter.com/weddingPR weddingPR

      You can’t steal second base and keep one foot on first!! Tip on the blog today! http://su.pr/2gU4Zk

    • http://www.twitter.com/Tre_Chic Tre_Chic

      @weddingPR great advice!

    • http://www.twitter.com/honeybashxo honeybashxo

      I really needed that! RT “@weddingPR: You can’t steal second base and keep one foot on first!! Tip on the blog today! http://su.pr/2gU4Zk

    • http://www.yelleevents.blogspot.com Yelle

      So inspiring, I read it twice :) It really boosted my mood today.

    • http://elizabethsullivandesign.com elizabeth

      needed to hear this today! Thanks…
      xoxo -e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

    • http://www.twitter.com/weddingpr weddingPR

      Not getting as many clients or press as other companies? They are moving and you aren’t! http://instagram.com/p/Qm9aerwkgM/

    • http://www.twitter.com/PhotoBoothGirl PhotoBoothGirl

      @weddingPR So true! Thanks for the positive outlook, it’s always great to read your tweets, Leila ;-)

    • http://www.twitter.com/weddingPRlisl weddingPRlisl

      Feeling inspired by the quote on the blog today… love that @weddingPR always tells it like it is! #truth http://su.pr/2gU4Zk

    • http://www.rayaphotography.com raya

      All of this is so true. I can’t wait to see the redesign, you must be so excited for that. ; )

    • http://www.twitter.com/BestDayEver808 BestDayEver808

      @weddingPRlisl @weddingPR words to live by!

    • http://www.twitter.com/weddingpr weddingPR

      You keep saying “Yes, im going to do ________” but then you dont. So here you go – http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/10/you-cant-steal-second-base-and-keep-one-foot-on-first/

    • http://www.twitter.com/BertaGM80 BertaGM80

      RT @weddingPR: You keep saying “Yes, im going to do ________” but then you dont. So here you go – http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/10/you-cant-steal-second-base-and-keep-one-foot-on-first/

    • http://www.twitter.com/janetmcknight janetmcknight

      @weddingPR I’m so guilty of this. :(

    • http://www.twitter.com/allie_markman allie_markman

      RT @@weddingPR: You keep saying “Yes, im going to do ________” but then you dont. So here you go – http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/10/you-cant-steal-second-base-and-keep-one-foot-on-first/

    • http://www.twitter.com/Kristenmley Kristenmley

      “@weddingPR: You keep saying “Yes, im going to do ________” but then you dont. So here you go – http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2012/10/you-cant-steal-second-base-and-keep-one-foot-on-first/ …” TRUTH #pr4415

    • http://nathanpetty.com Nathan

      Sat down with somebody this week and she mentioned she had built her business 3 times over the 2 decades she’s been in business. We have to constantly improve. Thanks for the inspiration.