Is it adjustment time?
Is it adjustment time?
I would like to ask you one question today:
If you could adjust or change one thing today, what would it be?
Would you take a minute to think about this? Put the TV or social media on pause and reflect a minute. What would you change:
Your financial status?
Your social activities?
Your time-off activities?
The things you read?
Let’s pretend for a moment. Pretend you need to lose 20 pounds (no judgment if you really do – we’re just pretending right now). How do you go about losing twenty pounds? Change of eating habits? Exercise? accountability with family member(s) or friend(s)? Recording progress with a chart? I had a friend who once posted a ‘hate my weight’ chart!
Back to reality! What do you need or want to change and what is your plan? How would you go about making the change – just do it?
Here’s a few suggested steps:
1. Think about it. Find your quiet place – maybe getting comfy in a favorite chair – maybe at a favorite time like late at night or early in the morning or a walk after lunch. And THINK – think about what you want to change and how you will do it.
2. Do a reality check. Ask yourself what level of control you have in the capacity to make this change. As long as you have at least some control, then it is worth pursuing.
3. Write it down. Don’t worry if there’s no solution but just rambling thoughts – those thoughts can lead you toward a solution. One of my professors once told me ‘weakest ink is stronger than strongest memory’.
4. Sit on it. If this something you really want to adjust or change, it will grow – it will take a life of its own. And, when it does, take what you wrote down and take it to the next level.
5. Own it. Either accept that you won’t change or don’t want to change or can’t change or will change. And if you will change it, take it to the next level.
6. Change it!
Lastly, if I can help you make changes or adjustments in your life, I would love to talk with you about your goals, let’s connect!
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The MicroScript Rules by Bill Schley (watch on Monday-Tuesday)
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The Micro-Script Rules: It’s not what people hear. It’s what they repeat.
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Work Rules by Laszlo Bock (watch on Friday-Sunday)
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Work – the thing we spend more time doing than anything else in our life – doesn’t have to be demotivating and dehumanizing.
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