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Do We Embrace Change?

embrace change Do We Embrace Change?As I mentioned in last week’s article “Build Your Wings On The Way” I’m trying something new by hosting my own event coming up on October 10, 2014 in Stamford, CT. Learn more here: and check out the Facebook page: This event requires me to stretch and do something different.

So what is it about change we don’t like? It has been proven over and over again in the business world when change is introduced the backlash is huge. In fact, huger than huge. Huger may not even be a word, but that is how huge the backlash typically is when change is introduced.

By and large in the last ten years or more the change has been in the way technology is changing the way work is executed. Technology is changing the need for paper, filing paper, retrieving paper, communicating with each other and the list goes on and on. Entire departments of people have been erased from company after company. Initially many resisted change.

The fact is at the rawest level we despise change. Each of us become comfortable in our own skin. We know what we are really good at doing and we know what we basically are not good at doing, except the CEO, they are always great at everything, ask them and they will tell you.

All of us have issues with change because of a few areas we all deal with. We all have baggage. The baggage we acquire growing up. This might be in the form of low self-esteem, fear of failure, being a perfectionist, a need to please, and more. Negative self talk prevents us from changing for the better through internal whispers like, “Who do you think you are? You can’t do that or be that.”

Instead we form a comfort zone around us to keep us from changing.

Even though many of us know deep down and see from what a few others have done, when change is implemented and followed through the results are nothing short of amazing!

What it takes to change ourselves for the better are specifically three things.

  • First is we must believe and trust our self. This must be an unwavering belief and trust in our own judgment, views and belief in self.
  • Second is we must have commitment. It is only through a solid commitment to change which will carry each of us through the obstacles which will certainly be there for us to overcome.
  • Third is courage. The courage to admit to ourselves we must change where we are weak.

Where are we in our life that we are not serving ourselves well? Take this on and the returns are immense. Start with a small, reachable and attainable goal. Go on from there. The rewards are sweet.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Build Your Wings On The Way

build your wings Build Your Wings On The WayWhat does jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down mean to you?

Seriously, think about this for a moment. Maybe you go right to the comments section now and write down what this means to you.

For me it means you stretch, you take a risk and you realize and understand going in you do not have ALL OF THE ANSWERS.

You jump. You need to figure it out and fast.

One thing this does is that it helps you ignore distractions. You feel the earth coming to meet you quickly, all of a sudden some things you thought were important for you to focus on, are not that important for you to focus on any longer.

One of my mentors and good friend Paul Martinelli often says, “You must suspend the requirement of knowing how!”

Yes that’s right you are being called out. You know what happens. An idea pops into your head or you come across a great business angle or concept. Your first thought is, “Wow, I need to write this down, this is a really good idea (concept) .” Then it happens, “Wait a second, How am I going to…” and then, “How am I going to…”.

Are you a risk taker, do you ever stretch yourself? Or do you enjoy safe? “Let’s be happy with where we are and what we have.” This is not about judgment. This is not to say which approach is right or which approach is wrong. It is to say if you want to grow you have to stretch. In order to stretch you have to take risks. In order to take risks “you must suspend the requirement of knowing how” as Paul Martinelli says.

For me right now my stretch is hosting my own event coming up on October 10, 2014 in Stamford, CT.  You will hear more about the event soon. It is a day about leadership, influence and communication. Why is this a stretch for me? It is my first event which is being hosted by me other than my wedding. My wedding was planned by my bride-to-be.

My main contribution was to go try on my tuxedo right after returning from a voyage to and from India on a U.S. Merchant Ship. A story for another day. The point is the wedding was not planned by me. Now there is my own event and the responsibility to find sponsors, speakers, sell tickets, orchestrate the day. My cliff is behind me while my wings are being built on the way. Tell me your story.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Your Dreams and Goals


We all have dreams and goals don’t we? How do we move toward achieving them? There you stand right at the foot of a stair case. You want to get up to the next floor. You need to get up to the next floor. You intend to go up to the next floor. This should […]

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In Just Three Words


In the world of business, or in any aspect of life, the ability to connect and communicate is absolutely essential.  How well you are able to conduct this activity, to communicate, is often the difference from being successful, often quite rapidly, or not successful at all. In just three words, a message may be communicated […]

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Thinking About Attending Live Events?


Do you attend either live events for personal growth, business development or for learning the latest and greatest thinking in your areas of specialization? Do you have a plan, a strategy, and a budget in the beginning of the year to determine which events you will attend in the upcoming year and for what purpose? […]

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A Drink of Water


One of the true dangers facing the world today is the lack of access to clean drinking water. This is not just a problem to be ignored as water is one of life’s most basic needs. When there is no clean water it becomes a health threat. Problems show up such as dehydration, diarrhea and […]

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