herBusiness - The Australian Businesswomen's Network Blog
herBusiness - The Australian Businesswomen's Network Blog

What's Next

By Alycia Edgar

2 June 2011 | No Comments

A colleague recently commented that as great as I am at celebrating hitting milestones - or reaching goals - I always ask, “What’s next?”

You see, I’m not willing to settle for the status quo - and nor should anyone. I don’t like to be in the comfortable zone for too long. For me, that means I’m not improving.

Let’s face it, when you’ve had a hard journey and you get to your destination, it’s fabulous, a load has lifted and you can relax. But stay there for too long and that relaxation grows to complacency. Hogwash you say; you’re just taking a breather. You’re deluding yourself.  That breather can last for one month, one year, maybe two, before you wake up and wonder where did those two years go or why has my business stagnated?

You can’t rest. I’m not saying you can’t take time off - we all need to recuperate. This is different; this is about drive and striving for continuous improvement. Unless you keep the momentum in your drive, you will stagnate and pay the price, possibly two years later!

So what’s next for you? What goal will you pursue now? Be bold, makes goals that really stretch you. Be courageous, buck the trend, get out there and do it!

Is it hard? Absolutely! But what fun would life be if it wasn’t hard? Once the hard work has been done, you can then see the rewards of all that effort come to fruition.

Say NO to being complacent. Push yourself to achieve what you have been put on this earth to do. Have NO REGRETS. Keep striving. You are supported. But only you can strive and make change; no one else can do that for you.

And remember this - when you achieve something in life or business, that’s fantastic, celebrate, but please don’t stop there. There is so much more we are all capable of. So much that you don’t even realise, but it’s there in all of us. Have faith in your ability to achieve great things. You can and you will; you just need to keep striving. If you are struggling to keep that momentum and believe in your abilities, get help; find that someone for you who always asks, “What’s next?”

Tell me what’s your latest achievement. What’s next?




Alycia Edgar

As an accountant, productivity specialist and former surf shop owner, Alycia understands the issues that small business face everyday. She believes you can work on your business effectively simply by understanding your business numbers. Alycia creates innovative systems and processes enabling busine...

Read more about Alycia Edgar

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Comment

Related Content

Are Poor Negotiation Skills Damaging Your Earning Ability? Negotiation Tips for Women.

By Suzi Dafnis

According to a study conducted by The Heat Group, over half of Australia’s women (55.4%) believe they aren’t being paid the wage they deserve due to poor negotiation skills. Gillian Franklin, Managing Director of The Heat Group (which interviewed 753 women in June 2013) strongly believes that it is important for women to place emphasis [...]

Read More

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Programs

By Gail Lockyer

One of the smartest investments to manage your business is a CRM (customer relationship management) program, either as a purchased program or cloud system. A CRM program provides a business with the ability to create, assign and manage your customer’s requests and sales prospects. The overall goal is to find, attract and win new clients, [...]

Read More

Interview with Author Lisa Rubinstein Looks at What it Takes to Be a True Leader

By The Australian Businesswomen's Network

True leaders do what speaks to them. And, according to Lisa Rubinstein, author of True Leadership, anyone can be a leader, but it takes a certain type of person be a true leader.  In a recent interview with the Australian Businesswomen's Network, Lisa Rubinstein explains: “A true leader is someone who has found something that [...]

Read More

Health research school takes advantage of social media engagement

By The Australian Businesswomen's Network

Menzies School of Health Research deals with many challenges that most of us would not encounter in a day, let alone our lifetime. As the Australian leader in Indigenous and tropical health research, they work to diagnose, prevent and treat disease, liaising with health services and communities in areas such as Indigenous child and mental [...]

Read More

Australia's Politicians Share Their Small Business Stories

By Victoria Taylor

Which Federal Member of Parliament became a small business owner on their wedding day? Which Senator ran a business with their mother before entering politics? We can often forget that politicians had lives and careers before entering Parliament. Some of these careers included owning or working in small business. And since politicians will bring the [...]

Read More