Episode 72: The More You Change, The Better You Emerge

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Think about the last change you had to make in one area of your life. Before you set out to do it, what story were you telling yourself? What lies did you make up to fight the change before giving in? And how do you feel now after the change?

Welcome back to Episode #72 of The Daily Interaction podcast. Today’s topic is The More You Change, The Better You Emerge. I was at a panel speaking to some 450 lovely women at a leadership summit where change was a hot sizzling topic, not because it’s our favorite thing to talk about but because it is instrumental to everyone’s life! Change impacts every single one of us and I want to encourage you in this episode to master – not just manage but MASTER – changes that either you decide to do in your life and some that life throws at you.

Short & sweet Announcements in the true spirit of the topic:

1. Brace yourself for big changes coming to The Daily Interaction. We have one more episode on Dec 14th then we go on a 2 week holiday break – enjoy yours! – and we are back in 2013 with a new schedule & new fun stuff. Listen to the show for details. Comments about the change? Leave’em below!

2. JUST signed my first real book deal with a traditional publisher. It’s a new juicing book out in the spring. I am a fanatic about juicing and if you are NOT doing it, you are missing out BIG TIME – sorry, I can’t lie about this one – so learn why juicing keeps you healthy, wealthy & wise – not to mention the glowing skin & hair and killer digestive system – by hopping on my Exclusive Insider’s Guide to Green Juicing.

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The More You Change, The Better You Emerge Show Notes

1. Why you need to become a master of change, not just be able to manage it.

2. The lyrics of Sir Elton John from the Lion King and how that relates to how we all handle change differently.

3. The illusion of being in control and learning to go with the flow without compromising your values.

4. The 3 biggest changes of my life, and how these monumental changes shaped me and how I learned from it.

5. Reminding you that you have a choice, and calling you to use it. Use positive affirmations if you must but please, don’t ever say you are a victim!

6. How to measure your inches of progress in managing and mastering changes in your life?

So that’s a wrap for this episode. Thank you so much for listening to The Daily Interaction Podcast, and for being here as a reader and a listener. Don’t forget to grab your 21 Step Confidence Building series!

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I bet you know better than to deny the importance of change, but how do you really face it and deal with it? What do you wish you could do better when the next unexpected change comes knocking on your door. Share your thoughts in the comments!

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  • http://www.magiclifenetwork.com Trent

    Farnoosh,

    You are so right about change. It’s amazing how we get stuck in a “comfort zone” and slowly let our lives drain away. It’s like we’re taking a very slow-acting emotional poison when we refuse to shake up our lives. Many people never realize this until it’s too late. They look back on life and wonder where it all went.

    Thank you for sharing this wisdom and reminding me that change isn’t only good, it’s one of the best parts of life :).

    Trent

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Trent, nice to meet you, and what can I say, exactly my sentiments regarding change and comfort zones. It’s really hard to come face to face with some of these realities, I know I was brilliant at avoiding it myself ;)!
      Thanks for dropping by and come back anytime.

  • http://www.thinkfeminist.com Blessing

    I started juicing because of you and it’s being going great! Thank you so much for keeping a consistent message, it helped tide me over!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi dear Blessing, best news you can share with me. Wonderful and GOOD FOR YOU! I just wrote the first new chapter into the book I agreed to write for a new publisher all about juicing. This one is a hard-cover book so it should be full of new recipes. Please keep going with your juicing. It does your body (and mind) so much good! :)

  • http://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com Shira Locarni

    Wonderful topic as we approach 12-21-12. Yes, I have gotten caught in that “comfort zone” place many times. I love to RV travel because it keeps the environment around me changing which seems to encourage really going for higher states of myself! My husband and I are big juicing fans too. Green juicing, especially, can give you a totally different perspective on life and seems to help in making the changes necessary in order to grow and evolve!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Shira, love that you enjoyed this post and also that you are a juicing fan. I am in the midst of writing my 2nd juicing book with a tight deadline to the publisher, and your comment gives me big smiles. Yes, it helps you grow and evolve – green juice is a miracle drink :)! Thanks and come back anytime.

  • http://www.flyingthoughts.net Oana

    Dear Farnoosh,

    Thank you for this uplifting podcast on making changes in our lives. I am afraid though that not every person can make changes similar to the one you made. You have an amazing inner strength which I can feel from the text you write and from your voice.

    Unfortunately, I can think of few of the friends I have who have struggled so much for making a change in their life. They joined a life coaching group, they tried positive affirmations, and they lost weight – for few months. After that, they fell back to the victim attitude that you also mention in the podcast, to the mindset that they are trapped in their reality.

    One of my friends has tried to change her attitude to life for ten years. No luck so far!

    In conclusion, I believe that making changes can’t be learned. It has to be in you and you can make it happen if you believe it with all your being. For these type of people, you are a source of inspiration. But for people like my friend, I am afraid nobody can help. They lack the inner strength.

    Have a successful 2013!
    Oana

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi dear Oana, thanks so much for your message and your honesty and also for sharing your friend’s struggle. You are absolutely right: If she doesn’t believe that she can get help and that she can get better, nobody can help her. And your friend isn’t alone BUT this is not some gene we are born with, EVERYONE can make changes, everybody. Those who refuse help never get better and those who don’t believe they can get better obviously never get better but it’s their choice to believe that – they have every ability inside them to make the change. I am not blessed with anything that you or your friend lacks. And I know this is hard to accept – I have one such person in my life but I say the same about her: It’s her choice to stay miserable. She has the inner strength IF she chooses to use it ..

      Successful 2013 to you and your friend too. Thanks for listening to the show.