The Daily Scramble, Dealing with Change

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

In my journey I can see how much I’ve changed. Over a year ago I wrote out notes about how I was going to take a year to travel in 2019, still support clients, make contact with people with people around the world, learn, take on new clients, modify my business to make it happen, etc. After reading what I wrote last February and my journal entries throughout the year and notes from coaching conversations, I see I’ve followed Tuckman’s model of ‘Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing.’Perhaps reading this you can relate to how change is working in your life or organization.

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Did your parents tell you all the time you were growing up, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”? Mine did. They wanted to keep me safe. They wanted to let me know that I couldn’t trust every adult. Yet talking to people you don’t know is a necessary skill once we become adults,...

Dealing with Habits

Habits are like pathways that are safe and have predictable results. Here I am with Falk from Germany who is doing what I’m doing, working while traveling and traveling while working. It was easy for him because he didn’t have to undo a lot of old habits like I did. The message here is that…

Inspiration for Disruptive Change

The most remarkable thing in Sydney, Australia, is the Sydney Opera House. A young Danish architect named Jørn Utzon won the competition and created the billowing sails building we see today. Just think of the change that had to be accepted on the part of the judges of that competition to go with something so unique. And yet here we are 46 years later and it’s still iconic.

Who Is Around You?

My identity is shifting to being a ‘continuous multi-country traveler’. For me to really embrace that change I need to believe that that is who I am now. One thing that has really helped me make the shift is

Shift Your Identity

(or Steer Your Own Sailboat Through the Journey of Change)   I traveled to Australia from New Zealand. It was only a four-hour flight. But it was momentous for me. You see I’ve traveled a few times in my life, around the world as a student, with my family to...

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