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Are you Willing to Change? Are We?

Change is a powerful force in the universe. Water breaks down mountains, surf builds beaches, the flow of people across the world change the course of history. With change so powerful, why is change so hard? Why are we so unwilling to embrace change?

Change Means I have a Personal Failing
Absolutely, positively, not TRUE! People are afraid to change and are even afraid to consider change for the fear that admitted we need to change is admitted fault of some kind. Not true! Change means we are adapting to new and changing circumstances!

Change Means I have to Learn New Things
True. Absolutely. When we change we have to learn new things New ways of doing things. New relationships, New Books. What’s more, when we change we have to work HARD at the change.

Change is Risky
Have you tried not changing? The is no guarantee in life. We could all remain the same and things could just get better. More likely we need to change to improve. Will change improve things? We don’t know. But we do know the more we work at change and the more we practice at change the better we get. Want to see some public adaptable change? Ever Watch the Good Mythical Morning Show on the YouTubes? Scroll Back a decade and watch some of Rhett and Link’s earlier work. Different, isn’t it?

We meet a lot of people in our coaching and some people are not willing to change. Before you seek out a professional coach ask yourself one, very powerful question: “Am I willing to change”. If your challenges in life are all some one else’s fault then coaching may not be for you. With coaching we look inwards in what we can control and what we can control is the change within ourselves. What we do, who we are, and how we react and adapt to life. Others are others and we cannot expect them to change for us.

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch is a Professional Coach Based in South Florida. His primary area of coaching focuses on coaching Software Engineering Leadership. On occasion he does Agile Transformation work as well but prefers coaching at the Team and Individual level vs. the organizational level.

If you have ever wondered: is professional coaching right for me and you are a Software Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Software Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO reach out for a free initial coaching session. See if coaching is right for you. Initial coaching sessions are the real deal, no hard-sells, no "here is what you would get if you paid". Individuals that receive a free coaching session will get a normal private professional coaching session of 90 minutes (30 minute onboarding + 60 minute coaching) and it will be up to you to follow-up if you want to continue with help on your journey.

Ennis is always gathering research through a team building exercise called the Ball Point Game. If you are interested in a team-level exercise and want to participate in a research project to further the field reach out. The exercise is free in South Florida (and really fun)

Ennis Lynch

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