I am loath to post a “New Year’s Resolution” article. Instead, I want to give you something to consider for making any type of change easier. Change Management Arc As a time management coach, it is my job to help people change the way they manage their day. Change is hard because it forces us[…]
Learning a new way to do something – like managing e-mail – necessarily requires changes in behavior. Though self-evident, the difficulty of successfully making those changes in behavior is routinely underestimated.
For example, we all know that managing our e-mail better will lower our stress level and increase our productivity. These are terrific reasons to make the necessary changes. We may even make a conscious decision to better manage our e-mail by adopting a new system. Yet, we always experience internal resistance when the new behaviors required to make the change are introduced. In fact, the resistance is often so great that it significantly diminishes the result, if not undermine the effort altogether.
In short, change is hard. End of story, right? Maybe not.
I called my Nanna today. It’s the first time I’ve talked with her in months and the only time in years I’ve called her voluntarily. That is, usually my Mom waits until I’m visiting her, then she dials Nanna up and hands me the phone. Actually, today was only semi-voluntarily since my Mom left a message on my voice[…]