FranklinCovey Blog | Transformational Change
Embracing change begins with desire. Without the desire to change it is inevitable that change will not occur. Desire is the first step in the 7 rules for positive change (more about the remaining rules to come.) This desire needs to spring up from you and you alone-no one can do it for you. It lies deep with in the recesses of your own heart and soul.
I have found that desire can come from:
1. A bold vision of a better future
2. You’re unhappy with where you are right now (emotional pain)
3. Learning from your behavior and evaluating the results (trying to get better)
Let’s explore each of these. › Continue reading
Greetings, great ones. Have you every wondered what really gets in the way of people changing and improving their own lives? Most New Years resolutions end in failure; close to 90% of the goals we set fail by the end of the year. What gets in the way our good intentions? Well an understanding of why most people resist change can help us all change.
Over the years I have discovered 5 key barriers that keep us from making the progress we want to make.
1. Fear of the unknown and general uncertainty:
At times we allow ourselves to lock-up with fear and become paralyzed with uncertainty. Because change is happening so rapidly we fear the potential negative effects of what is going on around us.
Fear and worrying about things we cannot control, will waste much of our energy. We will never regret putting our energy where our biggest leverage points are in our life, and focusing on the things that we can control instead of those we cannot. › Continue reading
My name is Sam Bracken. I am the global director of product management marketing for FranklinCovey. In addition to my marketing responsibilities I am passionate around the topic of transformational change. I would like to dedicate this blog to transformational change and all those who would like to make a positive change. I am excited to start this blog and I have decided to do a video post in a addition to my regular post. To watch my video post click here.
A very wise and wonderful woman once told me that we become a reflection of our life experience. There are about 6.8 billion people in this world and they all have very different experiences. They all think though things differently, do things differently, and get the results that their behavior produces. Today more than ever we live in a very complex environment, technology breakthroughs, massive noise, complexities with factors and forces that interact, it’s chaos out there, the speed of information is overwhelming. The pressure to perform at work is harder today more than ever. What worked in the past may not work in the future because of the changing climate that we have. › Continue reading