Make Change Happen: Coffee with the CEO

Coffee With the CEO Graphic - March 3

How can I get better at my job, improve my skills or get a promotion? If you are asking this question, then you are ready to make the change. Really, the only thing you need to do is want to change and the universe will show you the how. It starts with intention. That doesn’t mean sitting there waiting for something to happen or for someone to do it for you. That means if you are intent you will begin to see more signs of what needs to be done. The trick here is saying yes and doing something to further your commitment to change the habit, improve a skill or grow as a person. Once you make the commitment opportunities will begin to show up unexpectedly.

When I am trying to coach someone to make changes, I tell them the story of the green car. On your drive home tonight count how many green cars you see. Then when you ride in the next day count them again. They always respond with “I saw 23 green cars, I did not know that many even existed!” It’s amazing when you start paying attention what can happen. These things are always there, we just have focused on something else. It’s like when people say, “I’m trying to lose weight, but I can’t ever seem to do it.” Well, what are you doing differently to lose weight, I ask? Eliminating foods from your diet, working out, eating more veggies, weighing your portions? They say no, “Just watching what I eat.” You know you are not really committed and that is why you are not losing weight. You must make change happen, you must commit, and then you will start to see the green cars everywhere.

Change comes from practice and time. It’s not perfect; that is why you practice. Failure is ok too. We are humans, we fail, but we keep at it. This is all part of the process to change and improve. Visualizing yourself in the new role, making more money, or buying a new green car is very important to the success of the change you are going to make. The more focus you put on it, the faster it will appear. By the way, today is the best time to start a new habit or develop a new skill.

Go make change happen!!


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