Change. We all know it happens. Sometimes we love it. Other times we dread it. But the only thing that really never changes is the fact that………..everything changes!!!
So you might as well choose to understand change and make it work for you. As an Action Coach Business Coach, one of my fundamental lessons is the Formula for Change.
(D x V) + FS + S > R
R stands for Resistance … resistance to change. It’s human. We all like our comfort zone and familiarity. Resistance to change is built in. In many cases your resistance to change is really the fear to change. A fear of how hard it might be to change, or just a fear of the unknown. At ActionCOACH we like to say that “FEAR” stands for False Expectations Appearing Real. So if you are going to choose change, you must overcome that resistance & fear.
D stands for Dissatisfaction … For you to initiate change, you must first have a level of dissatisfaction where you are. People move away from pain. Pain is a gift that provides discomfort and fuels your desire to get moving.
V stands for Vision … A clear picture of a destination. For you to embrace and practice change, you must have a better place to go. If you can envision that better place, and picture that superior destination, you will be more likely to start the journey.
It takes dissatisfaction and vision to overcome the resistance to change. Dissatisfaction alone just creates misery.
FS stands for First Steps …Once you have enough dissatisfaction and a clear vision of a better place to go, then all you need to change is the first step. Taking the first step breaks the inertia of procrastination and sloth.
S stands for Support …Once you have decided to take the first step, the next item that will fuel the change is support. Family members, friends, mentors, and coaches are a great place to find support. The most important thing about support is getting someone that will hold you accountable and push you to achieve your goals – and someone that will tell you the things you don’t want to hear, but need to hear.
So what do you want to change about your results, your business, or your life?
Consider where you are dissatisfied, and where you will likely end up if you refuse to change.
Envision the possibilities of where you might go if you do choose to change and what kind of impact the change would have on your life.
- Create a clear first step (even if tiny) to move you toward that vision, and take it.
- Get support that will hold you accountable and encourage you.
All of these things combined will break your resistance/fear and set you on the path to positive change.
What is a Business Coach …?
An ActionCOACH Business Coach works with business owners to get clarity on their goals and strives to work out meaningful milestones and clear business strategies to help them achieve what they want from their business. We focus on growing businesses through improvements in sales, marketing, team training, systems development and strategic planning and help owners go from an “owner wears all hats” approach to the development of a results-driven and profitable team, allowing business owners to focus on the areas of the business that they enjoy. We do this through:
- AWARENESS – working in a business owner’s blind spots
- EDUCATION – providing and teaching proven tools, methodologies & systems
- IMPLEMENTATION – assisting with the implementation of strategies & systems
- DISCIPLINE – holding business owners accountable
Just like a sports coach, your ActionCOACH Business Coach will push you to perform at optimal levels. We are there to encourage you, to be a sounding board for you, and to help guide you and your business to the success you choose and deserve.
Who is ActionCOACH?
ActionCOACH is a team of committed, positive and successful people who are always striving to be balanced, integral and honest. We work within our “14 Points of Culture” to make sure that everyone who touches, or is touched by the ActionCOACH team, will benefit greatly and in some way move closer to becoming the person they want to be or achieve the goals they want to achieve.
ActionCOACHis the #1 coaching franchise in the world with over 1,000 offices in 64 countries and is ranked #35 in the top 100 global franchises. Today ActionCOACH coaches 15,000 businesses a week around the world.
If you would like to learn more or would like a free, no obligation business assessment to discuss where you are at, where you want to go, and how to get you there please contact Kory Dogs at (262) 853-3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also take advantage of some free resources at www.actioncoach.com/korydogs.