by Jacquelyn Ikonomov, CHES
Decide on Change
Change doesn’t have to be hard or be all-or-nothing. It can be easy and you don’t have the know how to get there first…just decide. Make a firm decision, cut off all other possibilities and let the journey begin!
Define Your Ideal End Goal
What do you want exactly? Where do you want to go? Gt clear on what this looks and feels like. Remember, you don’t have to know how to get there, you just have to know where you’re going.
Create a Stepping Stone Routine
Stepping stones are baby steps laid out with little to no resistance in taking them. Resistance feels and sounds like ‘should’ instead of ‘I can’. Always follow what you know you can do next, not what you believe you really should do. Then ask yourself, “Can I do this for the rest of my life?”
Set Up an Action Trigger
Your Stepping Stone isn’t a habit yet. You’ll need to set up reminders- and change them regularly so you don’t start ignoring them!- to remind yourself to complete your next stepping stone.
Set and Commit To CEO Time
A CEO wouldn’t look at his or her business one week later to find out the stepping stone wasn’t complete or didn’t work and quit. They strategize, re-plan, implement again and course-correct again as needed until they reach their desired end goal.