Did you know that we are programmed to resist change, even when it’s in our best interest?
Chip Heath, a Stanford business professor, an author of 2 great books “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive And Others Die” and “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard”, covers change and why we resist change.
He states that our analytical, rational side may say” I want a better beach body”, but our emotional side says “I want the Oreo cookie”.
So at work, we may want to change how we treat our customers and clients, but our emotional side is in love with the comfort of routine. Heath writes that we need to align those two conflicting sides of ourselves.
You have to convince your emotional side of yourself to go along with the change and not just motivate the rational, analytical side.
Real estate and practitioners of real estate face change daily and some let the change beat them up. How many have you heard “I’ve done it this way for 10 years and that’s the way it is.”?
“Why did they make those changes at ___________? I liked “the old way” or my favorite “I hate this new system, new phone, new app, new boss, new headache”.
Well, for me, I welcome change because if I stop learning and growing, I die. I don’t want that to happen yet so bring it on, give me all the change you got, and by the way, how to sell your house in London Ontario is changing too.
Note: I wrote the above 13 months ago and change has reared its head because of the following:
The hosting company, Point 2 and Yardee Canada have decided that by December 31, 2016, all blogs posted on their servers will no longer be available.
After December 31st, 2016, the old blog versions will no longer be available in Point2 Agent. Please make sure to switch to the new built-in WordPress platform by the end of this year.
The public content of your old blog will be online until December 31st, 2016. If you would like to move the existing content to the WordPress platform, you will need to create new posts and copy/paste the old content.
After 1593 posts at the Envelope Real Estate Blog , they are all gone! Even my 966 blogs in my condos in London blog as well.
Change is good and WordPress may be one of the better platforms for bloggers so I welcome the change and bemoan the loss of my past efforts .
Bear with me in this new blog platform, I am not a copy and paste person, so will not copy and paste 2000 plus blog posts to the new platform.
It has been said content is king, so as a pauper I will try to ascend to the top again!