Hit with unexpected change? Ask yourself these three questions.

 

Unexpected change. We've all experienced it.

 

I'm talking about the kind where you wake up at 6 am, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to conquer your day. You hit every green light, get a front row parking spot, and there's still hot coffee in the pot when you arrive to work.

And then, it's suddenly 10 am, and you're at home again, sitting on your sofa, staring blankly at a rerun of Criminal Minds, wondering exactly how you apply for unemployment.

 

We're all hit with unexpected changes in ways we can't fathom - and shouldn't even attempt to ponder. So what does one do to prepare for the unexpected - without making yourself crazy in the process? Find a mechanism you can rely on to help you successfully navigate your new landscape.

 

Change is always right around the corner - just like girls scouts at the grocery store during cookie season.

Change can happen in an instant - just like losing an hour of your day at 2 am during daylight savings time.

 

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Struggle with choices? Embrace this one truth.

When faced with any choice, you've got two options.
 
Find-a-Way or Find-an-Excuse.
 
That's it. Easy peasy, right?
 
Don't you feel better already? I just distilled down every choice you'll face into something so black & white you'll wonder what to do with all your free time. You're welcome.
 
Before I go further - I recently had to embrace this concept myself. I'm in the process of writing a book. My target date for publication was February 2020 - a self-imposed deadline, but one I was confident I could deliver. The last six months, however, proved me wrong.  I would find any reason not to write. Here are just a few I'm most proud of:
 
  • It's almost Thanksgiving.
  • I have to go Christmas shopping.
  • I've got New Year's Plans.
  • I need to work on my website design.
  • I'm not feeling it today.
 
And it's not as if I lacked content. I'm writing a memoir - everything I need is already inside my head.
 
Suddenly I felt like a student in Charlie...
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