Do You Like Change?


Someone once told me that the only people who really like change are babies who are wearing wet diapers.

On the one hand we have:

Mahatma Gandhi - Be the change that you wish to see in the world“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

On the other hand we have:

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
― Leo Tolstoy

All the way to this: 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Rob Siltanen

What is it about change that sends people running into their shells? The fear of change can bring people together who typically never agree on anything… only to fight as one against the change!

Consider –

  • the world is flat – the first ships to sail around the world
  • the first cars
  • the first flights in the air
  • women wearing pants – sneakers – workout clothes

Each of these created a stir!

Think about this for a moment – when the group photo is taken at an event and it is posted online in the newsletter or physically up on the board by the coffee machine – who is the first person you look at in the photo?

Where do we begin?

Albert Einstein - Change our thinking“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
― Rumi

“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”
― Erica Jong

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
― C. JoyBell C.

Are you satisfied? Are you happy with your results? Your personal results? The state of your career or your business? If the answer to any of these are no or not really – how will the answer be changed to YES!

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

One week! You have enough time in one week!

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Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, business trainer and professional speaker who is based in Stamford, CT.

To Be Successful, Does it Have to Hurt First?

Have you ever had your fingers caught by a car door closing on them? Man oh man, it hurts! The very next time you are in a car, are your fingers anywhere near where they were when they were slammed by the car door? Do you consciously think about it and make certain your fingers are nowhere near that spot? How about the next time you are in a car?

Why do we think we will achieve different results from our business, when we keep doing the same exact things which have not worked before? We attend the same networking events. We give the same two minute elevator speech every single time. We make the same phone calls, eat the same lunch, and frequent the same restaurants every single day. Why do we expect different results?

Do you hear that? It is the door closing on the first quarter of the year. How are your business results so far?

To be successful in business we have to be willing and open to change, to learn, and to grow. It does not have to hurt like your fingers getting crunched by the car door for you to change your habits. There are numerous quotes and inspirational messages to grab from and share here. One which you may find to be helpful is:

Successful people make just as many mistakes as anyone else…they just learn from each mistake.

-Paul J. Meyer

Why this quote is meaningful is, we get stuck. We develop a fear that if we change, we may fail or mess up.

What will happen if we fail?  Doesn’t this really move us closer to success?  The more we fail the closer to success we are?

If you are doing the same thing every single day in your business and you are not getting the results you desire

You must change. It is the only way you have any chance of meeting or exceeding your goals.

What are some of the action steps you might consider doing right now to shake things up?

  • Start with your week. Begin to write down what you and your team (they may record their own for you) are doing every fifteen minutes of each day for a week straight.
  • Critically review your recorded list. Circle every item which is not a direct client contact or marketing effort. All of these items need to go. Either someone you hire needs to do them, or someone already working for you needs to do them from now on. Just not you any longer.
  • Clearly write out your goals for the year. There are nine months left to go. Share this information with your team.

Follow these action steps immediately. The payoff is virtually guaranteed.

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