Ever watch a magician pull a rabbit from an empty hat? Was the hat really empty? No. It was just a trick. An illusion. The rabbit was there all along. Nothing had really changed. You were just not allowed to see the rabbit until the magician was ready.
We spend our lives adapting to change. In our personal lives, there will be new family members, new jobs, new geographical locations, new interests and activities. There will also be financial problems, ethical challenges, illness and death. This year was not like last year, and next year will be different in as yet unforeseen ways.
We even keep changing the channels on our television and the apps on our many digital devices.
In our professional lives, we are also constantly dealing with change. Businesses merge, consolidate, downsize, right size and lay off staff. We get a new boss. We move to a new office. Our primary software needs to be updated again. There is another reorganization.
As individuals, we can get swept up in the winds of change and carried far from home…beyond our control. Like Dorothy’s famous cyclone ride to the Land of Oz, “I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!”
But what if we could tear aside the curtain and see change for the illusion it really is? Nothing decreases productivity or stands in the way of reaching our goals more than the fear of change. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Professional speakers and authors Tom Britton and Kent Cummins help groups discover that change is often an illusion, mostly smoke and mirrors. Once the pressure is removed, you are free to start putting the positive power of change to work for you. This power will improve your business life, your social life, and your personal life…almost like magic.
But you don’t have to be a magician to use the many tricks that you will learn from their book, The Magic of Change. It is filled with personal stories, specific techniques and real-world examples. They want you to enjoy your journey through The Magic of Change.
Contributors: Tom Britton and Kent Cummins