Change has been a constant in my life. From kid to adult, school to career, working for others to owning my own businesses, single to married, from no kids to a father of four. Each change had it’s own big ideas accompanied by its own day to day challenges and opportunities.
Looking at my big ideas it became clear that the common denominator in all of them was personal change. As I thought about it, that perspective became more and more valuable. It allowed me to see a framework with action steps that were used repeatedly to support whatever change I was going through. Not necessarily at the same time, or in the same order, but over over and over again whether it was shifting directions, seeking opportunities, or dealing with challenges.
Have you thought about the changes in your life, and the changes you’d like to make? If you have, and most adults do, I believe you’re on a valuable path. Whatever your big ideas, and their opportunities or challenges, learning to navigate personal change is a practice that supports making that change, better.
What I share at toss:ly, in three broad areas, Leading Yourself, Powering Your Cores, and Moving Forward, are overviews of ideas that I believe are universally considered the foundations of change, and within each, action steps to call on to help with the specific change desired.
So what do you do with this information? First of all, know it’s very general. There are no absolutes, every person’s situation is different, and there are factors beyond our control. But that said, change is the constant, and it stands to reason that learning more about it is valuable — when you’re picking which way to go, or supporting movement in the directions you’ve already chosen.
My promise is to build and share a growing resources for making personal change, so that anyone who chooses can better navigate their opportunities and challenges. If you’re interested in changing something in your life, and want more information, please join us by Signing up for Emails, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. If you’d like to share ideas on making personal change , please submit them here.
I think it’s true, as adults, the big ideas in life are ours to choose. Have more of what you want. Have less of what you don’t want. More happiness. Less worry. More money. Less stress. More health. Less sickness.
The common denominator to enjoying them all, is to change what’s not working, into something that is.