When I was a teenager I dislocated my knee, not doing anything particularly adventurous! I had a growing complication; my bones and the ligaments supporting them, were not growing at the same rate! I managed to dislocate my knee three times in four years. Every time was painful, I had my leg in plaster from my thigh to my ankle for 6 weeks and then had to have physiotherapy to rebuild the muscles that had wasted away. I hated being on crutches and unable to be as active as I wanted to, but the things I remember most is the first time I was able to be active again.
There are all sorts of changes going on an Eden Mayers HQ – We are changing office location, working with more and more amazing entrepreneurs and our career development offerings (because not everyone wants to run their own business) is really scaling!
It has meant making decisions about where to focus our energies and deprioritising some things I really want to do, to focus fully on other things I really want to do!
Change is hard, but I’ve learnt through years of supporting others through change, that there are a few things you need to help it go smoothly:
Detail the Rationale – Be clear about why the change is necessary.
Detail the steps – Have a clear plan, with steps for part of your change project.
Celebrate each milestone – Don’t wait until the end to celebrate, each achievement is worth celebrating and having some fun will energise you for the next step.
Take a break – Change can be all consuming, it’s good to do some tasks that are unrelated to it. Also, taking time to step away, can give you more perspective.
Try these tips and growing pain won’t be such a pain.