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The Top 3 Tips For Overcoming Obstacles and Approaching Change

THE LOVE DESTINATION EXPERT SERIES WITH JOSIE THOMSON

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Ever wondered if there was a secret to making change easier? Change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. While we can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we view it. So how should we approach change? Mindset, Resilience and Change Expert Josie Thomson Josie Thomson reveals her top 3 tips for overcoming obstacles and approaching change.

 

1. Could the secret to overcoming obstacles lie in how you view change?

Thomson believes that while we can’t help what happens to us, we can choose how we react. “Change in life is inevitable, it’s actually how we learn, and we stretch and we grow. There are two ways we can approach change. We can either resist it because we didn’t choose it. Or we can embrace it because it perhaps presents an opportunity to grow.”

How do you respond to change? “Typically, our response to change is the first one. We usually see change as a negative.

When I talk about change to people, they usually think about what they’re giving up. They don’t usually say what am I gaining through this change. Always look for what you will ‘gain’ beyond the initial and automatic impression of loss that it may represent.”

 

2. Change your perspective. Focus on what you’ll gain not what you’ll give up. 

“The brain’s default position is to go immediately to what we don’t want. Acknowledge that that’s just a program,” explained Thomson.

Changing your perspective is simple according to Thomson, she suggests asking yourself, “Okay so that’s what I don’t want. What does it mean in terms of what I do want?”

“The key is to seek out what you ‘want’ rather than focus your attention on what you ‘don’t want’. That refocus activity is simply all you need to do to get a grip on some clarity of thought to give you adaptive, wise options to actually step forward through the change. You can’t do that while you’re focusing on what you don’t want, explained Thomson.
 

3. Dig a little deeper

Finally, Thomson recommends that we dig a little deeper. “Ask yourself: how can this change be enabling for me or my life? What am I being invited to learn?” says Thomson.

 

Josie’s 3 tips to overcoming obstacles and approaching change

  1. Always look for what you will ‘gain’ beyond the initial and automatic impression of loss that it may represent.
  2. The key is to seek out what you ‘want’ rather than focus your attention on what you ‘don’t want’.
  3. Ask yourself: how can this change be enabling for me or my life? What am I being invited to learn?

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About Josie Thomson

Josie Thomson is an executive coach, international speaker, trainer and seminar leader. An expert in her field, Josie is one of the few internationally certified master coaches in Australia (MCC). She has been awarded Coach of the Year for three consecutive years and was a Telstra Business Woman of the Year State Finalist.

Josie specialises in partnering with successful individuals to leverage skills and abilities toward exceptional outcomes in business, leadership and relationships. She has coached hundreds of executives and leaders to achieve massive personal and business breakthroughs. A well sought after speaker, Josie has shared the stage with top motivational speakers on the global speaking circuit. She has appeared on radio and talkback shows and been featured in international and national magazines and newspapers.

An avid learner, Josie has completed post graduate studies in the Neuroscience of Leadership through the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI), and facilitates the NLI local interest group in Brisbane. She is also a former VP for the International Coach Federation (Brisbane Chapter) and the North Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.

Having survived cancer twice, most recently a brain tumour, Josie is devoted to sharing the learnings from her experiences for the improvement in the lives of others. She supports people in overcoming their fears and stressors; encouraging them to connect with life and powerfully express their true and authentic selves.
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