Although a lot of the world may not know who Gutenberg was, he certainly changed the world forever! With stunning, before never seen, visual effects, he reached out to more people than I daresay he could have imagined! Still none the wiser, well I’ll let you off because he invented something that changed the way we perceive things back in 1440… what was it? The Printing Press!
Up to the time he went to press, literally, any books, manuscripts and suchlike were painstakingly written or copied by hand. Monks or other learned men would spend hours and hours laboriously working through the bright sunlight and the weak light of an oil lamp to make copies of these documents potentially taking years just to copy one book.
Sometimes you need to break the mould and do something a bit drastic. In other words, if you’re not satisfied with the way your current life is going, the lack of impetus in getting new clients, business is reducing rather than increasing, your team are simply not working together etc, the likelihood is that you need to change the way you currently do things but I would recommend using an electronic device these days rather than a press, again, things have changed dramatically since then!
You could argue that it’s outside situations or events that are influencing your outcome, to a degree we wouldn’t argue but if you just accept that without stepping out of your comfort zone to try something different or new… things WILL NOT improve.
Quite a harsh statement made there and this now leads on how you can look to where you are now and where you’re heading. A great tool to change your perspective on how you look at things is the ‘Cartesian Quadrant’. Although simplistic in its nature, it has quite powerful outcome with regards the way it gets you to take a step back and assess where you are.
As a coach, we would delve into some of the areas with incisive questions, digging deeper than the obvious, thus getting you to really think and that’s an area we can discuss should you so wish, in the meantime, play around with it yourself and once you get the buzz for where this could lead you, give us a call then… here it is:
Draw a large square box and then divide this in half first horizontally then vertically so you now have a block 2×2 squares. Along the top, on the left write “If I DO make a change” and above the squares to it’s right, write “If I DON’T make a change”. Moving to the left and adjacent to the top square, write “What WOULD happen” and next to the bottom row “What WON’T happen”. So in the top left square you can write your answers to the question “What WOULD happen If I DO make a change”… you’ll get the idea from here.
If there is an area that you wish to change but are unsure of how to get there… do not hesitate in picking up the phone to call us to arrange a free consultation on how we can help, contact Neil (07761 187238) or throw us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily send a printed copy… We’re here to help.
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