I recently saw this powerful quote by Mary Engelbreit, Author, and Artist. I knew I had to make a poster for you! We are ALL change masters these days. We don’t like it that our lives have been turned upside down. Like anything else in life, we have a choice on how we react to the changes. Some of my clients are glued to the tv or Alexa and all the negativity is affecting their mental state, big time.
We get so caught up in this negativity at times and we just don’t see that we are change masters. We can wallow in our fear or do something about it. Some of my clients decided that they wanted to give back and help others who are less fortunate than they are at this point in their life. Others have decided to take online classes or some other professional development project.
Joyce, What Did You Do to Become a Change Master?
In March we all knew that we were in something dangerous. We didn’t know at that time all the ramifications. A couple of online classes literally fell in my lap in March and opportunities are opening up like never before. The only reason is that I changed my outlook and attitude. I am still informed of what’s going on in our country and the world. I made an executive decision to jump right into new water without the usual planning that I do. My focus was as strong as it could be and all doubt and fear disappeared. I knew I needed to do something different.
My clients enjoy hearing that they don’t have to be so down and out. We explore options for professional growth projects, new exercise programs, family activities to break the boring routines or anything to change the closed mindset. It isn’t easy to do unless we are fortunate to have friends, family, colleagues, and coaches 🙂 for the needed support.
How are you a Change Master?
- Please share how you have become a change master during this pandemic.
- How did you change fear into finding opportunities?
- What small steps did you take?
- Describe how you see colleagues, friends, or family members who are stuck in all the negativity.
- Please comment on this post and share your experiences.
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Here’s a Story About Why Laughter is so Important to This Change Master
A couple of colleagues recently criticized me when I encouraged laughter during my online course: Kick Conflict to the Curb. They thought it was disrespectful because of what’s going on in the world today. That’s fine and they can lead their classes more seriously. I’m a change master and know how important it is to laugh even during the saddest moments.
Death and Dying was an interesting class that I took when I was studying for my Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. The professor invited 2 families whose children had recently passed away. Both families told us that laugher helped them during the mourning process a bit easier. Of course, they talked about the child’s illness for a while. They also shared all the funny episodes in their child’s life. This took some time for them to move from such loss to lighter moments.
This one class changed my outlook on life. Laughter and fun are both stress relievers. I’m so satisfied when clients change their outlook at their own speed and believe me, it’s more important now than ever before to take care of ourselves. Our mental states are being challenged daily. I’m here to support anyone you know who could benefit from working with me for only a few sessions.
Have a GREAT Week!
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
The Queen of Conflict Resolution