MAY THEME: BE THE CHANGE
Mission #18: Creating a Possibility Practice – May 2
Mission #19: Asking Better Questions – May 9
Mission #20: Mantras for Making Change – May 16
Mission #21: Mindsets for Making Change – May 23
Mission #22: Make 3 Changes™: A Framework for Moving Forward – May 31
Over the course of the last 15 years as a trainer, a facilitator and a mentor I discovered something about myself and my process. I discovered that when I had individuals or groups who were stuck, I began asking the same questions in the same order to help them move forward. A few years ago I decided to get more deliberate about this effective series of questions and invitations and voila – Make 3 Changes was born.
The moment of conception for this idea came during a road trip to the beach with my husband. I find planes and cars to be fantastic idea incubators, how about you? Fun fact: My original idea was “Change 3 Things.” When I did a google search I found out, much to my dismay, that this had already been taken by a diaper company collaborative. So, I had to get creative. And Make 3 Changes was born.
In the years since, I have honed and perfected this framework, I have walked several hundred individuals and groups through this process. The framework creates an opportunity to shift your perspective, create new possibilities and provides the relief people need to move forward more quickly during times of change, challenge or opportunity.
Today, I’m giving it to you to work through.
Are you ready to move forward and create a new possibility in your life?
Your MAKE 3 CHANGES™ Monday Mission this week is to get clear about an area of your life you would like to improve or change. It can be anything! Personal, work related, relationships, etc. Once you’re clear, it’s time to work through the framework.
Answer the questions below and experience the forward motion and relief my clients report every single time we use this. Whether you use this for yourself, with your family or with your team at work – this framework focuses on personal accountability and solution. I’ve also included a worksheet for your convenience.
Set a timer for 20 minutes, print out the worksheet (download here) or answer these questions in your journal.
Step 1: What are the words you would use to describe what you’re feeling and experiencing now? Focus and capture the words that really get at the essence of your current experience in this area of your life.
Step 2: What are the words you would use to describe what you would LIKE to feel or experience? Focus and capture the words that really get at the essence of what you really WANT to experience in this area of your life.
Step 3: What do you think you need to move from where you are now to where you would LIKE to be? This is the time to explore what you think you need to move forward. YOUR ideas and opinions about what you think you need. (If you respond with “I don’t know,” I will challenge you to push up against that. This is not the time to collapse. This is the time to get curious!)
Step 4: What Would it Look Like if it Worked? This is the magic question to create new possibilities for this area of your life/work.
Step 5: What 3 Changes are You Willing to Make to Move Forward? This is where you get to determine the steps you are willing to take to move you closer to what you say you want!
Getting unstuck and moving forward doesn’t take as long as you think it does. And, you have more control than you think you do.
Need a little help thinking and working through this Monday’s Mission? GREAT! Send me an email and let me know how I can help. Want to schedule a call? Use the link below to set something up.
Want me to come inspire a group or team you are part of? GREAT! Let’s talk about that. I have openings in June, September and October to come to your event or workplace to deliver a customized program designed to help you and your team address the changes already happening or that you’re interested in making. My specialty is helping others move forward during times of change, challenge and opportunity. I’d love to be of service. Find a time that works for you by clicking here. Choose the Clarity Conversation Option and let’s talk about it!
Interested in talking with me about how we might work together, one on one, to help you move forward? If you’re serious about making positive changes in your world for the benefit of yourself and others, I’m here for you! Book a call with me and let’s see if the Make 3 Changes™: Move Forward in a Month program is a fit for you. You, me, the framework, 30 days, guidance, accountability, encouragement and PROGRESS! I have 3 spots left for this work in June.
What is Make 3 Changes™?
Make 3 Changes™ is a framework designed to help leaders move forward during times of change, challenge and opportunity. For more information about the Make 3 Changes™ framework and how you can use it to navigate changes in your world with more clarity, confidence and commitment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the Make 3 Changes™ Monday Missions?
These weekly missions are designed to get you thinking differently about various aspects of your life. Each month will feature several missions within a theme, helping you to build awareness, create alignment and take action. It is my hope they provide you with the tools you need to create positive and lasting change in your life, the lives of those you love, those you lead and those you serve. Always open to feedback about your experience. Let’s have some fun and make some changes!