Category Archives: Managing Change

Getting Out of Our Own Way

There are things we want that always seem out of reach. For example, I wanted to lose forty pounds. I tried everything and I struggled. I eventually did it and my success was based on really one thing. I had to stop sabotaging myself. I am not talking about overeating. I am not talking about eating dessert

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Destinations or pit stops?

If discontent is a natural part of choosing a path and finding its end, then we must do something unnatural. We must choose contentment. Our path was chosen for a reason and we must find and choose a peace that surpasses the natural depreciation our choices and accomplishments seem to have in our mind’s natural state. If

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Contentment is Unnatural

I have been thinking about human nature and realizing that contentment is not a natural state. Our minds adapt and therefore the enjoyment of something seems to have a shelf life. It’s like our brains have a timer that says, “Ok…I have had enough of that.” Statements like, “You don’t know what you had until its lost”

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Prepping the Heart

I am not talking about doomsday prepping when I talk about realizing the need to be prepared. I am talking about the readiness of our hearts to live a life that looks nothing like we have been entitled to as opposed to returning back to life “before”. We are not entitled to the pre-Covid-19 era. How we

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Purpose Ahead of Feelings

During every circumstance, every team has to navigate the difference between purpose, plan, and feelings. Our purpose is our internal response to our long-term plan. Our plan is the path and set of actions meant to fulfill our purpose. Our feelings are our internal response to immediate circumstances. If we are not careful, our feelings can distract

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Reflection

In times like these it’s best to look back and reflect upon the past. When things change daily we all have more opportunities to assess our responses to circumstances than when our weeks look too similar to see any significant weekly or daily changes. Where did I do well? What do I need to rethink about how

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Contingent

How does our preferred way of life hold up in times of crisis? Are you able to make adjustments to a new normal or do your knuckles whiten as they hold desperately to what the good old days were like three months ago? We are learning how important it is to look into the future just far

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Didn’t See That Coming

Preparation is often the key to victory for any team. Practice makes perfect and all that…but there are things none of us could ever imagine. Things so far outside of what we know that even the most experienced among us are shocked. The world being quarantined by the COVID-19 pandemic has to be one of those moments.

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Blowing It All Up

Leadership often requires surprising people by exploding what is known to clear the way for a bright new day. We all hoard comfortable ways of doing things and that comfortable familiarity can cause a method, system, or mindset to linger on far past its shelf life of effectiveness. It is often more desirable to keep something familiar

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Exposed

All teams worldwide are being tested right now. Some are wondering how they will get through the next month intact. Others are wondering what the world will look like six months from now and if they will find a place in it. Is this testing too harsh? Is any testing too harsh? I suppose extreme testing that

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