IT’S TIME TO CHANGE

CHANGE IT NOW!
Dec 9, 2019
Shut the …. Up!
Jan 28, 2020

 

HERE’S THE THING 

William M. Thackeray nailed it when he said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end.”

 

 

THE UNPACKING

So, people mainly talk about change until something affects them, then change is tremendously difficult.  It’s not so much having to embrace the “new” that’s the problem, it’s that it’s harder to unlearn the old, in-grained, comfortable habits and then stop doing the stuff that doesn’t serve you any longer.  At first it’s hard and scary, and then it just gets worse.  Have you ever decided to clean out your cupboard? You don’t even know what’s in there.  With fear and trepidation, you finally start. Two hours later and you think you’ve almost got a handle on it, only to turn around and see that the room looks like Jacob Zuma’s legal in-box.  But, if you keep at it, work through the mess, a new order will begin to emerge. Then it will become gorgeously freeing and exciting.

 


THE APPLICATION

Dive into the messy change you need this year!

It’s a new decade. It’s time. It’s time to stop putting off all the changes that you know need doing. Change is scary at first, especially when you don’t know the exact outcome. Your honesty may be rejected, your idea may not fly. But, if you have a plan and have thoroughly thought through all of the possible outcomes (desired and undesired), you will know what to do and how to do it. Change is messy because the current way has to be upset, shuffled, reorganised. Some of the old, needs to be given away or repurposed. It may seem that you are in a worse of position at some point. Keep your eye on the goal, don’t quit, push through especially when there is chaos. If it is proper change, for a serious issue, there will be chaos. Make it organised chaos. If you persist and stick to your plan change will be gorgeous.

You know exactly why you have received this today. You’re welcome.

 

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19 Comments

  1. Moira Frankson says:

    Good morning Gavin,

    Love what you just sent ……added to the extra boot I needed to get me going,

    Thank you!!!

    Have an awesome week ahead!!

  2. Helen Potgieter says:

    Have done just that! Changed the way I do things, not easy and a lot to learn , but very exciting!

    • Larissa Meacher says:

      Awesome!! Clean and clear design, great contextual copy! Change is always good… keeps us current!!

  3. Larry says:

    Chang is the one thing that will get us out of that rut.

  4. Marc Giltrow says:

    Txs Gav !! Exactly what we are doing , Cleaning up the Messy Office , Storage and some of our messy bad habits !!
    Always appreciate your messages, somehow i believe we will work together on something in the future
    Marc
    SBK Official Eyewear

    • Dorianne Isaacman says:

      Hi Gav

      You so right in that we all needed a bit of an inspirational change boost!
      For me, your message could not have come at a better time… I’m still in the “messy”, but hey with “gorgeous” somewhere around the corner, I will keep on pushing through this chaos!
      🌟 ♥️

  5. Amelia Sequeira says:

    Love it thanks Gavin. This is the year to make change happen. I like the diving into the mess part! Onwards and upwards

  6. Gerd says:

    Hi Gavin,

    now you as well …

    many moons ago I was on some well-known company’s management training event and the main topic was how we could become agents of change. Well, okay …

    I would never deny that we will need change from time to time or we will stay stuck in the past. But in all the excitement about change doesn’t anyone stop and think anymore if the change we are looking at is actually bringing us forward or backwards? For instance, the change that brought us gaps in our electricity supply and then load shedding – was that good change that we should embrace or could we think of a different kind of change that would have brought us forward instead?

    And that is just one very simple example.

    And then, to be honest, if I am certain that I am pushing for “the right thing” it doesn’t feel tedious at all. It becomes an exciting journey – and the learning along the way is its own reward.

  7. Mitch says:

    Awesome thanks

  8. Mark Liddy says:

    Nailed it again!

  9. Arina says:

    ❤️

  10. Marianne Erasmus says:

    Thanks Gavin, as always I have a huge smile when I get an email from you….. One thing please? I would like to add you as a friend on Facebook, but when I sent a ‘Friend request’ your page is so popular, you have so many friends already (over 5000) there is no space for little ol’ me……
    Anyways….. I plan for this week….. to get rid of all the sentimental rubbish in my storeroom…… hold thumbs! Wishing you and your amazing team a lovely day…..

  11. Marianne Erasmus says:

    Thanks Gavin, as always I have a huge smile when I get an email from you….. One thing please? I would like to add you as a friend on Facebook, but when I sent a ‘Friend request’ your page is so popular, you have so many friends already (over 5000) there is no space for little ol’ me……
    Anyways….. I plan for this week….. to get rid of all the sentimental rubbish in my storeroom…… hold thumbs! Wishing you and your amazing team a lovely day…..

  12. Dianne says:

    You always manage to say the right thing at precisely the right time. Keep ’em coming !! Thank you. 🙂

  13. Chantelle Annandale says:

    Thanks ! Always good to read your material, wake up to your motivational quotes. So directly said and honest.
    Keep it up.

  14. Chantelle Annandale says:

    Thanks ! Always good to read your material, wake up to your motivational quotes. So directly said and honest and makes you ready to take on each day.
    Keep it up.

  15. Elizabeth Fulton says:

    Thank you Gavin. Thank you for this inspirational message. I needed this. You could not have timed it better especially in the current times we are living in. Thank you for caring.

  16. Hellenic says:

    Thank you Gavin, Love this…

  17. Rhona says:

    What a big relief! I am in the middle of a huge change happening in my life, I know that the end will be sweet but it looks like a big mess for now but there is progress. You have just confirmed the big mess happening. Thank youuuu !

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