Did you know that more than 92% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned before January 10th? Yep. Why is that? Don’t we want to change? Don’t we want better lives? Beginning February 16th, I’ll be offering a telecourse on getting UNSTUCK, and learning the new rules of risk taking for your work and your life. As many of you know, I literally wrote the book on this. (Hah!). Truthfully though, You Unstuck was a labor of love for me, and it began a long time before I put pen to page – when I turned down an A+ career opportunity with a corporate giant to jump off the ledge and start my own business.
As preparation for the You Unstuck Telecourse, which I hope you will all take (and share with a friend), I’m going to share some key pieces of my book and some of the Risk-Takers-Tools over the next few weeks. I hope you’ll take the time to come to my blog every day to not just for the telecourse, but also for the opportunities (risks) that will be coming to you in 2011.
“The truth is, you already know that all you need to do is change your behavior to change your life. If you’ve been laid off or you hate your job, you need to get your resume together and start interviewing. If you want to find a romantic partner, you join a singles group or an online dating service. If you’re overweight, you hire a trainer or start moving more and eating less. It’s all pretty straightforward. But if it’s so easy, why aren’t you doing it? And if you are doing it, why hasn’t it been working?
Because getting you unstuck is less about changing your behavior than it is about changing your beliefs. Sure, you’ve got to take action. Your body isn’t going to miraculously drop those 30 or 300 pounds all by itself, no matter what the latest diet guru tells you. Your dream job isn’t going to land in your lap unless you go out and find it. But if you don’t change your belief system as you’re changing your behavior, your results will probably be short-lived and possibly even counterproductive.”
Okay, I almost don’t need to say the rest of this to you all, but there are ways to help yourself get unstuck – to move forward … even if it feels like you’re moving through quicksand. Just keep moving. Sometimes that means jumping off the ledge, and sometimes it means baby steps. I hope you’ll all take my You Unstuck Telecourse beginning February 16 to help you define where your risk taking makes sense and how to get started.
To your continued and immediate success!