Small Business Answer Man Podcast with Gary Wilbers - Episode 279 featuring Steve Kinsley - How to Navigate change in business and life

Ep: 279 Steve Kinsley

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How to Navigate Change In Business and Life

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As chief of staff of Navitas Wealth Advisors, where he provides strategic counsel to the executive team and oversees day-to-day operations. He has worked in key leadership roles in the software and telecom industries and served as a pastor and a missionary in South Africa.

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How to maneuver the seasons of change that are constantly bombarding us in our business and personal lives.

Show Notes:

  • Steve has had a lot of change in his life. He was caught up in the dot com bust in the early 2000s. This led to a lot of reflection and then led to him and his wife moving to South Africa to work as missionaries. That led to another big change. They adopted a 20-month-old baby from South Africa. Then in 2012, his wife was diagnosed with cancer and he lost her in 2015. He then became a single dad. We all go through change.
  • Navigating the season of change can be challenging. Steve has created a framework to look at change as a puzzle to solve. Some changes we choose and some we are faced without our choice.
  • Every change comes with loss and the stages of grief.
    • The first stage of grief is shock and denial.
    • The second step is anger.
    • Next comes the bargaining.
    • The next stage is depression and some level of anxiety.
    • Finally we reach acceptance.
  • We often cycle through this over and over again until the change becomes normal and we settle in.
  • One of the important things is to be self-aware and to realize what you are going through.
  • When you are beginning a change at your company be sure you are convinced that this change is necessary because it is going to be difficult and you are going to encounter resistance.
  • Make sure you have a clear path forward.
  • Be authentic in your communication. You will hit bumps along the way and if you try to sugarcoat the challenges, your team will see you as not being authentic.
  • Communication is key!
  • Celebrate -Celebrate 1% improvements. If you improve 1% a week your company will have a 50% improvement in a year.
  • Don’t be afraid to adjust the path.
  • Steve’s 5 steps are:
    • Act on your convictions.
    • Keep outlining a clear path to the ultimate change.
    • Be authentic in your communications
    • Celebrate your wins.
    • Don’t be afraid to change.
  • For all you do, you’ve got to get up in the morning and execute.
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