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Become a Master of Change: Transform Your Business with These Five Controversial Tactics

Hey there, fearless entrepreneurs and high-flyers! Baz Porter here, the powerhouse behind R.A.M.S by Baz, where we don’t just talk about success—we make it happen. Today, I’m diving into a topic hotter than a jalapeño in a heatwave: becoming a master of change. If you’re ready to transform your business and leave your competition in the dust, you’ve come to the right place. Buckle up, because we’re about to get real, raw, and a little controversial.

1. Own Your Business and Personal Operating System (P.O.S.)

Let’s kick things off with a truth bomb: if you don’t have a solid operating system for your business and personal life, you’re screwed. That’s right, you’re like a ship without a rudder, drifting aimlessly in a sea of chaos.

The Systematic Approach

I’ve seen it time and time again—business owners running around like headless chickens, putting out fires left and right. The solution? A defined, organized system for everything from marketing funnels to client interactions. This isn’t just about business; it’s about your life. You need a Personal Operating System (P.O.S.) to keep you grounded and focused.

Imagine this: you’re a mighty oak tree in a tempestuous storm of change. With strong roots (your systems), you stand tall and resilient. Without them, you’re a flimsy sapling, at the mercy of every gust of wind. Get your systems in place, and watch your ability to handle change skyrocket.

2. Resist FOMO Impulses

Here’s a controversial take: sometimes, it’s better to be late to the party. That’s right, I said it. In a world obsessed with being first, I’m telling you to chill out and take your time.

The Myth of FOMO

FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, is a killer. It drives people to make hasty, ill-advised decisions. But here’s the thing: careful, thoughtful, and methodical implementation often leads to greater success and wealth. I’ve made a fortune by coming late to the party and avoiding the stampede of desperate early adopters.

Remember when everyone slapped “A.I.” on everything and watched the dollars roll in? Sure, some got rich quick, but many crashed and burned just as fast. Don’t be a Walmart shopper at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. Stay cool, be methodical, and watch the competition trip over themselves.

3. Be Cautious About Temporary Conditions

Temporary changes can feel like the end of the world, but overreacting to them is a surefire way to make permanent mistakes.

The Long Game

Think about the market shifts during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Restaurants pivoted to take-out, and businesses scrambled to adapt. But now, many of those temporary conditions have passed. If you made drastic, irreversible changes, you might find yourself regretting it.

Every new media was supposed to kill the old ones—TV was going to kill movies, the internet was going to kill everything. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. The lesson here? Don’t overreact to temporary conditions. Stay the course, keep your principles intact, and be ready to pivot back when the storm passes.

4. Have High Immunity to Criticism and Being Laughed At

Let’s get real for a moment. If you’re in business to make everyone like you, you’re in the wrong game. You need a thick skin and a high immunity to criticism.

The Power of Persistence

What works for you works for you, and no one else’s opinion should sway that. I don’t use the internet or a cell phone personally, and some people think I’m a dinosaur for it. Do I care? Not one bit. I use every online media for my clients because it works for them, but I choose not to have it as part of my personal life.

Your time is your time, and everything you do should demonstrably earn its keep with ROI. Ignore the naysayers and stick to what you know works. If you let criticism dictate your actions, you’ll never achieve greatness.

5. Principle Governs Strategy, and Strategy Is Applied Through Tactics

Here’s the golden rule of mastering change: have unchangeable principles that guide your strategies. Without principles, you’re just flailing around in the dark.

The Hierarchy of Success

Your principles are your foundation. They govern your strategies, which in turn are executed through tactics. For example, if a principle of your dental practice is to never let a patient slip by, your strategy might include having easy, immediate access to friendly, helpful humans who convert every incoming call to an appointment.

Walt Disney’s principle was to be “THE Happiest Place On Earth.” This guided a portfolio of strategies and prohibited many others. Most business people are tactical to their own detriment. If you can’t trace what you’re doing back to a strategy, and that strategy back to a principle, you need to rethink your approach.

Master Keys to Riches

Now, let’s unlock the treasure chest. Here are two master keys to getting rich as an entrepreneur and a marketer:

Master Key #1: We Know Nothing

Yes, you heard that right. The most successful entrepreneurs approach every day as “Day One.” They don’t take anything for granted. They know that what worked yesterday might not work today.

Master Key #2: We Test Everything

Never assume you know the outcome. Test, test, and test again. Split-testing in marketing, trying new approaches, and verifying your strategies are essential. For example, I once increased conversions by 40% just by having salespeople speak with British accents instead of American ones.

Conclusion: Embrace Change, Master It, and Thrive

In the grand game of business, change is the only constant. By owning your operating systems, resisting FOMO, being cautious about temporary conditions, having high immunity to criticism, and letting principles govern your strategies, you can master change and come out on top.

Ready to become a master of change and take your business to new heights? Don’t just read about it—take action! Schedule your call with Baz today for R.A.M.S Coaching Insights and start your transformation now. Click the link to seize your spot: Schedule Your Call with Baz.

Until next time, stay bold, stay relentless, and keep kicking ass.

Baz Porter out.

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