HOW TO LOVE CHAL­LENGES

ON EM­BRAC­ING SUD­DEN CHANGES

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES + SERVICES - Laura Tri­este MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STAN­DARD, Wed­nes­day, July 22, 2015

IN THIS un­pre­dictable, rapidly grow­ing world we live in, the phrase “change is the only con­stant” has never been more true.

And with many in­dus­tries dra­mat­i­cally trans­form­ing, down­siz­ing or dy­ing al­to­gether, un­cer­tainty in our ca­reers is in­evitable.

Change man­age­ment speaker Marty Wil­son is here to tell you that your fears are com­pletely nor­mal but not that im­por­tant.

Af­ter years spent jump­ing jobs from be­ing a stand up co­me­dian to phar­ma­cist to copy­writer, Mr Wil­son now works with busi­nesses to help peo­ple see how fear holds them back from em­brac­ing change at work.

Much of his study on this comes from in­ter­view­ing more than 1000 in­spi­ra­tional will draw on his ex­pe­ri­ence of talk­ing to more than 1000 peo­ple on how to love change

De­tails: rc­saconf.com.au peo­ple about how to live a life of no re­grets for his What I Wish I Knew book se­ries.

“All the things they talked about is how you han­dle those times in your life when you are thrown into the deep end,” he said.

“When you refuse to change, you don’t hold onto the past, you just lose the fu­ture.

Mr Wil­son said the fear of sud­den changes in our sur­round­ings was hard­wired into us long ago.

“Our brains have evolved to keep our bod­ies alive and safe long enough to pro­cre­ate,” he said.

“Be­cause we are brought up to call fear ‘some­thing bad’, we build this bub­ble of same­ness around us to avoid it.

“You have to get through that feel­ing and recog­nise it for what it is – an evo­lu­tion­ary hang­over.”

Mr Martin said small dif­fer­ences like driv­ing a dif­fer­ent way to work or park­ing in a new spot can help train your brain to get used to change.

“If you are de­lib­er­ately get­ting out of your com­fort zone, you han­dle those times that are com­ing whether you like it or not much bet­ter,” he said.

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