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Chapter 6

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2012

Now, you have completed Chapter 5 and you know:

• your existing Norm (on average, how you feel while at work) and

• your desired Norm...your Goal for how you want to feel at work in the future.

Do not be concerned if there is a large gap between your existing Norm and your goal Norm. The distance is not something you need to worry or even think about. What's important is - are you committed to make one small step - a baby step - toward your goal Norm?

If you can state emphatically "Yes, I am!" then proceed. If you cannot state that then stop reading and return later, when you are prepared to make a commitment to a small change.

One Small Change

One small positive change will move you toward your goal...a higher, more-positive Norm. And, there are many ways to make one small positive change.

The simplest ways to increase the amount you enjoy your work are:

• You can remove one small work-activity you do not enjoy and

• You can add one small work-activity you do enjoy.

Start by looking at the small work-activities you enjoy the most….that’s the most-positive way to explore changes.  Consider only work-activities that contribute to your work goals.

Pick 5 from your list of small work-activities:

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  4. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  5. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Double check to make sure they are small things, preferably activities that do not impact on coworkers. Double check to make sure the activities contribute to your work goals [even though, only in a small way].

Now, for each of those 5 activities, write out at least 3 ways you can either do more of the activity or do a new variation of the activity.

3 ways to do more or do a new variation of Activity #1

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________

3 ways to do more or do a new variation of Activity #2

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________

3 ways to do more or do a new variation of Activity #3

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________

3 ways to do more or do a new variation of Activity #4

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________

3 ways to do more or do a new variation of Activity #5

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________
From your list of 15 ways to do more or do a new variation of small work-activities you enjoy, pick 1...just one small change:
 
My 1 small change is _______________________________________________________________________________________
 
Commit to doing that 1 small change at least once a week...from now on.

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A Book | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things

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