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Avoid “Information Overload” with The Process to Making Change That Lasts—Step 2: Get Knowledge

So you’ve made the decision. You want to make a change.

You’re ready to commit.

This time, it’s gonna happen.

You can practically SEE the results!

But now?

You have to figure out what you’re actually going to do.

You have to figure out which guru you’re going to follow, which expert’s advice you’re going to heed, or which program you’re going to nail.

Whichever it is, you’re going to follow it to a T, because you’re a badass who wants to make a change and you’re tired of half-assing your way through life! (you MEAN it this time)

While I love your enthusiasm, I’m going to ask you to slow your roll just a bit.

Because while the second step of the 4-step process to change is the least sexy by a mile, it’s really important we take a minute and think about what might trip us up.

Step 2: Get Knowledge

After you’ve made the decision to change something and done all the work referenced in the article that outlines the first step (read it HERE) you are ready to make the plan.

And really, this seems super clear.

I mean, it’s just knowledge gathering, right?

I love me a good quest to find the best way to do something. I can get completely absorbed in reading books, scouring the internet for ideas and trolling social media to find the people I need to follow.

The ones with the manna from the promised land.

Here’s the deal: yes, in order to change, some research will be necessary. But to ensure we don’t get bogged down by information, we want to address the traps that can befall us in this seemingly innocuous stage of the process.

  • You take advice from people who haven’t achieved what you want to achieve (namely, friends and family)

You want to get a bunch of people’s opinions? Just tell them you’re making a change and people will come out of the woodwork to give you their two cents. This isn’t all that helpful, particularly if they’ve never achieved what you’re setting out to do. (as often is the case with those closest to us)

  • You try to do ALL THE THINGS

I can’t overemphasize how difficult changing something can be. In the video below, I’ll share a few thoughts regarding both my health and business journey and how most of my failed attempts to change were due to taking on too much at once.

Also, during this step of the process, you’ll feel certain things.

The emotions you’ll likely encounter during Step 2 are:

  1. Overwhelm: there’s just SO much to know

  2. Excitement: this is the fun part!

To listen to the full episode where I share my own personal journey of this and offer some helpful ideas to make this less stressful for you as you embark on a change in your own life, watch the video below!

As always, the best convos happen in our closed Facebook group The Groove Seekers Community! AND, just today, I introduced another new tool to help you live big in your small town: The Small-Town Survival Kit! Click on the link to snag your copy and of course, let me know how I can help you with a change you’re making right now…it might be hard but it doesn’t have to be lonely.

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