Change

Practice what you preach! As a parent, coach and consultant I find myself not practicing what I preach. And, it has happened again…

For those of you that know me, it is obvious that I am a woman of action. Don't just talk about it, let's do it! Now that does not come before careful consideration of all the facts. But, for goodness sake, do it! So this past month in the slow time of my business, I decided to "upgrade" some technology. One thing led to the next and before long I had a new laptop, new Windows 8, updated accounting software, updated MS Office, new internet provider and new land line provider. It is now more than two weeks post "updates" and I am still dealing with trouble shooting, software issues, hardware issues and service provider issues. I am turning more gray just writing about it!

So what is the lesson here? We talk about change and transformation continuously in working with pastors and churches. It is a sign of the times. It is part of the culture we live in. However, we must pace ourselves so that we don't overwhelm the people or the process during the transformation. We must be kind to ourselves and one another with our expectations and the pace of change. We must be steady on our pathway, but not too rushed.

Bottom line…
Yes, take the action, but do it at a pace that is healthy and helpful, but not to overwhelm!