The Unavoidable Truth About Creating Change

The path to create change is not linear

Creating change in your life or work can feel like travelling a challenging and unknown road - full of uncertainty, twists and turns. It can sometimes even feel like riding a roller coaster - sometimes shooting forward, sideways, backwards and even upside down! Sometimes it is exhilarating, exciting and a great adventure. Sometimes it is scary and stomach churning. With all the twists and turns that happen during periods of change, it is … [Read more...]

An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

The conventional approach to goal setting and planning is to do it for the start of each year. Then the goal review and planning cycle falls into four quarters of three months each for the rest of the year. I have often thought that this cycle isn’t always a good fit for many people. The end of each year is often a very hectic time for many people as they try to finish things off before the end of the year and prepare for Christmas. Often … [Read more...]

The things you need to stop doing to achieve your goals

The things you need to stop doing

When you want to create some kind of change in your life or work, or are working on achieving a specific goal, you put a big focus on the things you need to do to make that change happen or achieve that goal. If you didn’t you wouldn’t get the results that you really want. But what is often overlooked is that there are things you might need to stop doing in order to create that change or achieve that goal. These may be things that could … [Read more...]

How to avoid burnout when creating change

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Recently I hit burnout. It is something that I have never experienced before. I have always been reasonably good at doing what needs to be done to avoid it happening. But in recent times I have been going through a mountain of change in my life and work. During this time, I had omitted to adjust my usual burnout prevention techniques to manage the additional demands that come with navigating lots of change. The changes I have been … [Read more...]