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Things that go BUMP in the night!

by MSM Coaching on 17th October 2012

The 31st October is looming with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore capering in black capes and fake blooded masks. But of course as we all know, it's not only on the 31st that monsters come out to play.

Who amongst us hasn't woken in the wee small hours of any night in any year with thoughts doing that 'rat in a maze thing'? Round and round, in and out. And at no time is that rat more active than when we know we need to make changes in our lives, yet are doing all sorts of internal negotiations to avoid facing that.

It's true there are some of us who love change and welcome it with open arms whilst others, faced with anything remotely new or different, run shrieking in the opposite direction. I couldn't swear to it, but I’m pretty certain research would show the shriekers outnumbering the open-armers by a long chalk. But isn't it also true that forced to face our fears more often than not we find they are only made-up monsters, paper tigers?

Change has to happen to all of us and in our business lives, never more so than now in the current climate. So how can we bring it into our comfort zone? Well, dare I say it, the first thing is to look on anything such as a career change or move as an opportunity as well as a challenge. And when all's said and done, challenge is the thing that pushes us onwards and upwards, makes us dig deep for that extra burst of energy or creativity. Without challenge and the certain amount of stress that needs to go with it - we'd be like a piece of cut elastic!

The second thing is - if you don't know whether a move or a tactic is the right thing, don't keep it to yourself. And if you don't want to discuss it with family and friends, there's plenty of professional help out there - a Business Coach or Team Change expert will be able to work with you to get all your ducks in a row and help you use your own logic to turn change into opportunity and challenge rather than something that goes bump in the dark, sweaty hours before dawn.

I would love to hear from you. Email me at peter@msm-coaching.com