An event, project, new role, or life transition can be prickly, huge and drag you around with its own agenda.
All too often our events, projects, changes, life transitions take on a life of their own and quite literally co-opt us into serving them – which at times is inspiring and at others not so much so. You can feel as if you are being dragged by the scruff of the neck. (Hat tip to Lee Heathfield for reminding me of this).
Any one of us who have been involved with these sort of changes will know that once started the change seems to gain a life of its own – like a snowball going downhill gathering snow at an alarming rate – getting bigger and bigger – it’s difficult to stop.
Make the process more manageable.
There will come in a time in any project, event, change or life transition where it will invariably run its course. However, there are certain things that can be done to make this process as successful as possible.
- Recognise each of the stages and highlight what you will see, hear and feel in order to recognise them.
- Be upfront about your role and what you are expecting to do. Highlight and be accountable for any changes and going off track.
- Work with each individual involved, supporting them in the unexpected – helping them through transitions and choosing to learn as you go.
- Give and receive feedback regularly.
- Debrief as often as necessary and allow for failures and fear. When failure and fear are faced head on they bring an energy that can be harnessed to create innovation, motivation and success.
If you are currently experiencing change then I would love to hear from you. Email me or ‘phone me.
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Wishing you every success to live the life you want to live
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