How to overcome the FEAR of CHANGE

Episode 18
23m | Nov 1, 2023

Listen today as I take you on a journey back to episode 9, going into a topic that resonates with all of us: the fear of change.

Drawing from personal experiences and a powerful book I recently discovered, I explore the resistance many of us have towards change, even when it's inevitable. I share stories of individuals and organizations attempting to recreate past successes, clinging to familiar waters, only to find that change is constant.

Using a river analogy, I illustrate how life, like a flowing stream, is perpetually changing, and we must learn to embrace it. I reflect on my own challenges, including trying to revive the magic of my early radio days and resisting changes in my career. I also discuss the concept of "rugged flexibility," the ability to accept change and find opportunities within it.

Join me as we confront our fears, ask the right questions, and embark on a journey toward a brighter, more adaptable future.

Time Stamps:

[1:41] - We are revisiting a topic discussed in episode 9 today.

[3:43] - No one ever steps into the same river twice.

[4:32] - Change is inevitable, and we can either accept it or deny it.

[5:43] - I reflect on examples of how I have had to embrace change within my organization.

[6:56] - I offer an example of football coach Sean Payton trying to recreate past success.

[8:52] - Hear another example of how attempts to revive past radio success faltered due to change.

[11:00] - Think back on a time in your life when you feared change and tried to recreate past success.

[13:33] - I give another example from my time in radio.

[14:44] - I am currently reading Master of Change by Brad Stulberg.

[16:18] - I explain the concept of rugged flexibility.

[17:47] - Hear an example of a CEO whose CU was failing because he refused to embrace change.

[19:13] - Disorder events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, disrupt normalcy.

[21:47] - Resisting change can be harmful to your health, amplifying stress.


Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything Is Changing - Including You by Brad Stulberg

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