Change is a huge thing but here’s a thing, it’s been happening for ever and will continue to happen whatever we feel about it. Please don’t stop reading now on account of a guy stating the blooming obvious. Despite the fact that it’s been around a long time and it’s something we have to get used to in order to survive, change is something that we are fearful of.
There are two types of change that we need to face up to. Change that we choose ourselves and change that is thrust upon us by others or by circumstances. Easy to recognise; a decision to move house; to begin a relationship; to get married; to leave a job (which category?); cope with a life threatening or life changing accident or illness.
Now, this BLOG is not an academic study on change nor is it an attempt to iron out all the issues that come with change. What I hope will come across is some stories of change that have happened to an ordinary bloke who simply wants to help people cope with the things that happen in their lives. Therefore the writing style may not be the best, grammar may be lacking (if that’s a thing) and there may be the odd occasion when I put an apostrophe in the wrong place’s (apologies in advance to grammar and spelling snobs).
Why have I put this on LinkedIn? Well, because these stories will be common to all. Whether you are a CEO, MD, ST ( Sole Trader not saint, although saints are also subject to change!!), employee or trainee. Stories of Joys, Achievement, Struggles and perceived failures ( I say ‘perceived’ because I don’t like the word failure, I prefer Changed Opportunity).
Now, just to let y’all know that my situation is subject to loads of change at the moment. Having been an employee for nearly 45 years, (yes I started early!) I am launching out on my own as an Independent Celebrant and Life Coach. August will be taken up with Training and developing the business with September being the launch month. I tell you this for your information and supportive comments. Also so that you can forgive me if there is a BLOG delay. I hope to publish stories on a weekly basis but, as I hope you will appreciate there may be some hold ups.
Thanks for joining the journey.