Last week I wrote about change and the importance of planning to bring about the most effective change for your performance and your businesses too!
Even though I shared the excitement of how this is looking in real time in my business and many of you congratulated me and wished for the best online or in person, I didn’t want the lasting thoughts to be about me. What I really wanted to convey is that change is necessary and please take the time to plan so you assure you are making the best changes possible. I sure hope that didn’t get lost in my post 🙂
Then, of course right after I posted this, a very popular expert came out and shared her new offering. In it she emphasized moving into massive action instead of talking or thinking about it. The timing was impeccable 🙂 I just had a conversation with a former client who told me for years she has been taking action when she is inspired and because there wasn’t enough planning to develop the change into something beneficial and sustainable many things just floundered. Thus, we come back to this topic for a little more clarity on how to do change in a beneficial manner!
Admittedly, we are creatures of habit and wait too long to make the change that is necessary. Then, because it is imperative for change to occur, we tend to make it haphazardly. I saw this as an Executive Recruiter with all sorts of companies as I helped them find the best change agent for what they needed to improve. As a Brilliant Business Coach I see the same with entrepreneurs… we simply wait far too long and then must do something different – and do; however, not always with the most favorable results!
Review your outcomes list and timeline:
(This is “discernment“. It’s a slowing down process and asking all the necessary questions to assure you will be taking “right action”. Through your discernment process you may find it isn’t the right action and need to release it or tweak it. Clue: It really depends if your change will support your overall vision of what your business is here to create.)
Did you notice that we haven’t even looked at the “How” to make this change happen yet? Well there’s a reason for this… usually we go right to the “how” instead of spending enough time on the “what” and “why” of change. At the end of the day, there is no reason to take on change it is isn’t going to beneficial, right? So first things first!
So let’s say you have taken the time to follow a conscious discernment process. What’s next? The how 🙂 How do you do the “how”? You start with the end in mind. If you are a yes, then we move to what is called “reverse engineering”. It’s the timeline of your implementation’s milestones of progress. Each step of your process has a timeline (deadline) attached to it so you stay on task. What this does is help you deliver your project by your desired implementation date for your change.
The easiest and oversimplified way to bring change to life:
As you can see, taking time to plan for implementing change is the first massive action which guides what others tend to call massive action. It reminds me of the old wise saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” I know it looks like a lot here, but I wanted to make sure you have what you need when you start a new project! Print this up, or save it… even though it is oversimplified, it will still serve you quite well 🙂 Blessings of Success to you!
After reviewing this, what’s the one or two things you need to add to your implement of change process? … Please feel free to share in the comment section and let’s see how we can all help each other out!
It can be all different this year…if you plan to deliver different results in 2013!
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