To change or not to change? That will always be the question!
I just got finished purging parts of my winter wardrobe and it felt great to clean out and donate to others. Spring is evolving into summer and change is in the air, the most obvious being the need to change your work outfits to adjust to the new indoor and outdoor climates.
This reminds me that, like the change of seasons, some changes feel forced upon us while other changes are chosen. Chosen changes can be shifts in perspective that training provides or going after what is required to level up our roles and responsibilities to succeed, get promoted, or take on new challenges.
I took on a new challenge that involved being very clear when I speak to clients and potential clients. What was required was a refreshed website, a re-imagined logo, and a clearer direction of action. Wow! It felt better than a shopping spree for new clothes! I’m also back to editing a book I started writing a year ago. All of that together means that the summer is loaded with possibilities.
Please take a look at the new website:
On a personal note, I’ve been creating documents on topics my clients and teams have found helpful.
With the change, often we experience a moment of hesitation. I’m a big proponent of finding out what you do right before you implement new changes; this usually helps you create a positive outcome and less harm. In fact, concentrating on the positive has benefits that far outweigh concentrating on what to improve.
To do that, I use assessments to showcase how the rigors of science identify a person’s best assets, which takes someone’s opinion off the table. One of the assessments I use most often is designed to identify an individual’s true natural gifts and strengths with no mention of weaknesses. Why is that? When it comes to how we think, trying to improve upon something that just isn’t natural to you causes more exhaustion than energy. Thus, learning how to appreciate what we do right and accept what we will never have the capacity for is actually an activity to embrace.
This is supported by the premises of Positive Psychology and has a lot of wonderful side effects: self-acceptance, knowing where to put your energy, knowing what not to worry about, and how to appreciate what value others have to offer.
One of the activities to find out how other people appreciate what you do right is an exercise in conversation called Context/1 thing/Example. For more on that download my handy guide: Rock Your Confidence!
Try this out and see what wonderful things people depend on you for, love you for, and brag about when you’re not in the room. Please share this with a friend and if you find the information I provide is useful, encourage them to sign up for my new e-mail newsletter launching this month.
Change is in the air!