Society as irrevocably changed! Many people will doubt this statement, but I believe it is true. Their will not be a new normal.

Billions of people have been affected by a pandemic, their live disrupted and changed. Daily routines, family, education, getting food and work has changed forever. For some it has meant the loss of a job, loss of a home, living on the streets, loss of a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, a cousin and aunt… and so much more. The loss of a family member without closure , without warning to lose them to a virus and not see them again, not to give them compassion, shatters family ties. It will never be the same again.

25million of confirmed cases of Covid 19, but these statistics are unreliable because of government suppression of data and it is suggested it is that twice as many people have been infected 50 million individuals. The official statistics on deaths by the virus is currently 858K but scientists suggest that the total maybe 1.7 million deaths. It will never be the same again.

The DNC, RNC, Biden, Trump, Harris, Pence, politics has become the ‘art of an infomercial’, will there ever be a National Convention for either political party?

Black Lives Matter: George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Matianna Jefferson, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, sadly the list of black lives lost shot by police goes on and on, on. The social and mostly peaceful demonstrations in support of black lives matter contains people from all of our society or as Trump calls it, a riot!

This new world is demanding that you and I rethink what and how we go about creating a new life. The challenge is going to be that as we look to employ our talents to generate income, we are faced with this unprecedented change and disruption. Unless we let go of “what was” and change our perspective and adapt to new world, with equal energy and ferocity we will fall into chaos trying to create what has been lost.

Fear is the driving force behind resistance to change, but what is occurring right now in our world is fearful, scary and demands we take action. Face your fears they are mental blocks that we impose upon ourselves. Ignorance and procrastination also work with fear to keep us from taking the first step towards change.

We can say no to change, that’s completely normal, but normal has almost disappeared, but we have to be aware that we made that decision. Many people tend to put up mental barriers, blocks “to getting what they want” and what we know will make us happy and it is easy right now do not make any changes and wait for it to return to normal, but there is no normal anymore. There is no easy solution.

Use your grit and your willpower, keep the following steps in mind:
· Define the goal and the result that you want.
· Go through all the possible ‘decisions’ you could make and pick one.
· Develop a list of things to do.
· Establish the steps that you will take.
· Figure out how to track your progress.
· Grit it out; if we want something, don’t give up so easily.
· Anticipate what might happen. Establish a plan if something goes bad and expect the good.

And now…are you ready for change? Because change is here, now. Remember that you have many people around you who are ready to help and support you. You are not alone. As always, I really appreciate that you are reading my post. I regularly write about personal change, people and communication issues and social trends. If you would like to read my regular posts then please click ‘Follow’ and send me an invite. And, of course, feel free to also connect via Twitter, and Geoffrey X Lane.

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PS. Change can be challenging especially if you are not clear about your “Why”. Take some time to find yourself and about your ‘why’, join us in our upcoming “Lifenergi” workshop and I guarantee you will gain clarity about your why.

 

Geoffrey has over 25 years coaching experience. He has led teams for 2010 Winter Olympic Bid, CN Rail, Shaw, Rocky Mountaineer, Sandwell Engineering, FKP Architects, Telus and Stantec. Geoffrey taught at the Sauder School of Business, Executive Education, at the University of British Columbia.