Quit beating yourself up: There is NOTHING wrong with you!
The reason you want to run for cover is because your brain is doing its job: Working hard to keep you safe. Which is absolutely magical, if you think about it – that we arrived here with a complex organ that possesses the innate capacity to sort our surroundings and circumstances in order to protect us (and the species). Learn more about the details of Your Brain on Change.
The problem is that the environment in which we humans exist today has changed both so dramatically and so quickly that the brain’s operating system has not caught up. And, as we all know, that pace of change is accelerating, leading to a whole new way of thinking about haves and have nots – those with the capacity for skillfully navigating change and those without.
I don’t know about you, but I am NOT ready to be left behind.
What’s the answer? Updating the operating system, of course!
You likely know people who seem to have a way of going with the flow, or naturally making the most of challenging events or circumstances. Some may even turn those situations around in a way that is either surprising or impressive or both.
It turns out that we all have the capacity to Make Change Suck Less™ – and even to learn how to direct it in a way that allows us to thrive.
Based on our research across a wide variety of disciplines (including neuroscience, psychology, elite athletic coaching, habit formation and more), we distilled 3 practices that, when applied consistently and in combination, establish the foundation for transforming Change Avoiders into Change Makers – or at the very least, to someone who is much more skillful, and therefore more at ease, navigating change.
The 3 Practices: Mindset, Resilience and Identity (MRI)
Our highly experiential program, The 3 Essential Practices to Make Change Suck Less, is based on spiral learning theory, a concept widely attributed to Jerome Bruner, in which key concepts are presented repeatedly throughout the program with deepening layers of understanding and application. Following is a brief summary of the shift we create within the 3 practices:
- Mindset: Together, we move from a fundamental understanding of how our mindset either allows or constricts the possibilities we believe are attainable to imagining and embracing the effects of a new reality on our day-to-day lives.
- Resilience: We pass from fear and overwhelm (some of which we may not even be consciously aware) to actively discovering and activating the reserves of strength we all have within us.
- Identity: We dislodge ourselves from the known and unknown expectations of others (and ourselves), replacing them with conviction around what it means and looks like to lead a more aligned life – at work, at home and within our communities.
The program works these practices in spiral – fluidly moving from one to the next until one day, one, two, or even all three, begin to direct who we are and how we move around in the world. Kind of like getting up on the same old stage, but this time with a new script; one that is grounded and authentic and empowered.
Schedule a Complimentary Clarity Conversation with me to explore what’s holding you back or to discuss introducing The 3 Essential Practices to Make Change Suck Less to your team.