We talk a lot about career change on this blog, and there’s good reason why.
The fact is that you spend most of your life not with your closest loved ones, but working in a career that you decided to have. So isn’t it important that your career has deeper meaning than just making money or working for retirement? That’s what makes mastering change so important. To truly thrive and have meaning in your career, you need to make the most of it, and that means making and managing change, not simply reacting to it.
I want you to think of all the changes you have made (or will be making) in your career and life.
Your success in managing these changes is based on understanding three basic principles that I call the “3 Rings Of Change.” And just like the three rings of a circus, the 3 Rings Of Change demand simultaneous attention.
1. Center Ring – Your “Ring Of Control” includes factors you can create, alter and direct to your advantage.
2. Middle Ring – Your “Ring Of Influence” is focused on elements upon which you can have an indirect impact through your presence and influence
3. Outer Ring – Your “Ring Of Response” includes all the important factors that do have an impact on your career, but that you cannot directly control or influence – and thereby must respond to.
I feel so strongly about this topic that I wrote a book titled RINGMASTER: 8 Strategies For Becoming A Star Performer In The Midst Of Change, to showcase how you can create change or influence it within the context of the 3 Rings Of Change. The book looks at how to respond to change that’s within and outside of your control.
If this is a topic that interests you, reach out to me and we can dig into how the 3 Rings of Change impact your career.