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1 SAYING YES TO CHANGE, HOW TO RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU ARE READY FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013

2 Change is the only constant Isaac Asimov

3 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 Change Model --- unfreezing-change-refreeze model states, change is a dynamic balance of forces working in opposing directions. Kurt Lewin, psychologist

4 DRIVING FORCES DRIVING FORCES ARE FORCES THAT PUSH IN A DIRECTION THAT CAUSES CHANGE TO OCCUR. DRIVING FORCES FACILITATE CHANGE BECAUSE THEY PUSH THE PERSON IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION. THEY CAUSE A SHIFT IN THE EQUILIBRIUM TOWARDS CHANGE. Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013

5 Restraining forces Restraining forces are forces that counter driving forces. Restraining forces hinder change because they push the person in the opposite direction. Restraining forces cause a shift in the equilibrium which opposes change

6 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 Self-fulfilling prophecy – a belief that comes true because we act as if it is already true Theory was developed by Robert Merton, sociologist The book, Social Theory and Social Structure, was published in Labeling things Unrealistic expectations Negative chatter and self talk Laziness

7 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN Broke, busted and disgusted Hate’n life, hopeless, depressed, stuck, stagnant, Sick and tired AND scared

8 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

9 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 Clarity of thought and emotional balance The quality of being orderly, consistent, and intelligible Synchronization between multiple systems Ordered patterning within one system NASA study on energy revealed a connection between thoughts and the manifestation of things…

10 EQUILIBRIUM (ACHIEVING BALANCE) EQUILIBRIUM IS A STATE OF BEING WHERE DRIVING FORCES EQUAL RESTRAINING FORCES AND NO CHANGE OCCURS EQUILIBRIUM CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED BY CHANGES THAT OCCUR BETWEEN THE DRIVING AND RESTRAINING FORCES. Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013

11 It’s about perspective. It’s about responsibility. Are you able to respond ?

12 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013

13 AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY ACCEPT THE DRIVING FORCES AND IN YOUR BALANCE, THEY ARE NEGATED AS RESTRAINING FORCES….TRY SOMETHING NEW AS YOU LEVERAGE YOUR POWER YOU CREATE OPPORTUNITIES Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013

14 What this means to me? Happiness, joy, peace, fulfilling relationships, gratitude, abundance All the things I truly want…

15 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 How I began to change… 1) Identified specific goals – I found joy in everything or I didn’t do it 2) I forgave myself and others that I felt had failed me 3) I changed my self-talk about myself and others (Positive, Positive, Positive) 4)Life became easy and I began to cut things out that didn’t matter, or that brought me down 5) I simplified life, so I could live more fully

16 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 “Once you have a sense of mission, you have the essence of your own proactivity. You have the vision and the values which direct your life. You have the basic direction from which you set your long and short-term goals. You have the power of a written constitution based on correct principles, against which every decision concerning the most effective use of your time, your talents, and your energies can be effectively measured.” Stephen Richards Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

17 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference Reinhold Niebuhr

18 Denver Beaulieu-Hains 2013 AWAG Annual Leadership and Training Seminar, May 5-9, 2013 Questions?


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