Change is constant and unending. Change can cause a crisis. When there is change and/or crisis, there is opportunity. Change, crisis and opportunity are inextricably connected. Is there a strategic method to anticipate change, navigate crisis and actualize opportunities for growth?
LoveChangeGrow.com grew out of the belief that love/joy/passion is the superior motivation for change. Change happens, whether we love or fear it. Change is a growth opportunity when we are inspired and guided by our love, passions and joy. The garden metaphor is a simple, intuitive and elegant tool to help us learn how to navigate change while chasing our dreams, passions and loves…instead of being chased all over hell by our fears, demons and anxieties. The garden metaphor provides a framework and process for navigating change. It clues us to the tasks of what to do and when. It is easily understood, simple and elegant. We change in cycles and seasons. In life we have many gardens: Projects, relationships, careers, family, and more. Theses are the “Gardens of the Soul.”
Gardening Metaphor: Many people have little idea of how to strategically change. They are unable to clearly articulate their process of change and growth. Presume the following: We are the garden, the gardener and the tomato plant in the garden. Each season is different and requires a different task. Spring is about planning, preparation and gathering resources. It involves germination and planting. Summer is about establishing a daily routine of working in the garden. It is essentially being the gardener/servant and establishing a routine of tending the garden. In the fall, we harvest the fruit of our labor. However, it requires us to decide which fruit is ripe and what to do with it. Winter is the season of introspection. It is the process of finding, examining and the BEING of the GARDENER. It’s a time of evaluation, self-reflection, renewal and rebirth. Many, feel winter is uncomfortable. It’s cold, dark, filled with anxiety, loss of direction and fear. But winter is essential. Once we understand the meaning, purpose and tasks of winter, it can be a wonder filled season for renewal, rebirth and dreaming of new gardens. Filled with excitement of germinating seeds for the coming spring.
Whether, an individual is in crisis or an organization needing to change, there are three basic underpinnings. First, is to establish a frame-of-reference that offers hope. Second, to establish a process that is easily understood, applicable and predictable. Lastly, to inspire and motivate a person/organization to make the change.
LoveChangeGrow.com is an education endeavor to help folks figure out a strategy to navigate change. Currently, many recognize our ways of being and paradigms are inadequate for a joyful existence on the planet. There is a palatable shift/change occurring. Love Change Grow is here to help navigate to new ways of being.