On Change That Matters

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Do you want to break through some walls? Or are you really just looking for a fresh coat of paint?

It’s an important question to ask yourself if you’re about to hire a coach, a therapist, or an entrepreneurial support partner. Your instinct might be, of course, I want real change, a big breakthrough — that’s why I’m investing in this partner, spending the money.

But you’d be surprised.

There are plenty of people who don’t seem to know the difference.

Or they haven’t recognized what a difference the difference makes. Maybe the fresh coat of paint is all their comfort zone can handle. It feels like enough change until the day they realize they’re in the same untenable configuration as before.

So, let’s add a second question to the first: When the process of change that makes a difference is underway, how will you live through the annoying, discomfiting, messy renovation?