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Phil Cooke: Everything Changes

March 28, 2011

The secret of being a game changer: Somebody who can shift the momentum of what’s happening just by their ability, skill, attitude and change everything. Quote – “For things to change, somebody somewhere has to start acting differently.” 4 things you need to think about if you want to become a game changer:

1) Understand what doesn’t change. In every situation there are things that should never change. Principles, values, absolute truth. Too many people try to change things without understandingthe boundaries. And what important things are eternal principles.
2) Do creative work first, and reactive work second. Reactive work is emails, phone calls, interruptions when people come in your office. They matter, but you are not called to do that. You are called to do great visionary things. Do you carve out time and focus on those important things?
3) Lose the distractions. My research shows that it takes 30-40 minutes to get back to the level of focus you were at before an interruption.
4) Keep growing. Even when it’s uncomfortable. Never stop learning. Growth and learning are important. In order for CHANGE to happen NEW information has to come in. New information comes from study, growth, learning new things.

The key place to be is on the front end of change.

Discussion Questions:
1. Who is the game changer in your organization? Is it you? If no one is, are you willing to start being different?|
2. What are the outside forces that influence your priorities? Are they keeping you from the important?
3. Outline how you are intentional about learning and growing.

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