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By Terez Howard
The Atlantic Ocean’s waves are not particularly vicious when the water is only ankle deep. But to my 3-year-old, those waves were a mile high. During part of every day of our vacation, we went to the beach.
Day 1: Micah cries when the water hits her feet and begs to return to the sand.
Day 2: Micah goes in the ocean when my husband or I hold her in shallow water.
Day 3: Micah stands in the ocean water and lets the waves hit her while hand in hand with my husband and me.
Day 4: Micah allows Daddy to go in deeper water (up to his waist) while holding her. She admits that she likes it.
Try something new
I am all about trying new things. I change my hairstyles from month to month, sometimes week to week. I will try foods I’ve never eaten before, foods some people will never put in their mouths. I will even try foods I’ve decided I don’t like, just to see if my taste buds have changed.
Business is the same. New businesses, old businesses… all businesses need to make changes to keep up with these changing times. It could mean making a Twitter schedule, planning a YouTube video or reaching your potential clients at local club meetings.
My toddler teaches
The key to riding these fierce waves is starting slow. At first, my daughter didn’t want to have any parts of the ocean, even if the water only hit her ankles. She slowly got acclimated to it.
So when you set out to try something new, start small and build up. Soon, you’ll be riding the waves on a body board.
About the author
Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.