Change is a process that we are exposed to daily in the different scenarios in which we participate and even throughout our lives, so it is important to take the time to make the most of the opportunities provided by the stages of transition.

Let us remember the cycles we have experienced in our life, from the moment we are conceived where our body prepares during the nine months in our mother’s womb to be born into this wonderful life. Likewise in our childhood, adolescence, youth and adulthood we have changes in our body, in our mind, our outlook on life.

In general our organism replaces a great number of our cells and in this way we have situations in our environment where a change occurs either in a planned or sudden way.

Change is defined by the Spanish Royal Academy as “Action and effect of changing” and change is the process of substituting one thing or situation for another.

In our emotions, in some of us fear is presented either by known or unknown situations that we may face in certain scenarios and a natural process where our experiences, beliefs, interpretation is what will generate our feeling by giving meaning to the set of these conditions that for some may represent a pleasant or uncomfortable experience.

To contribute in our process of change I would like to share 5 keys that will facilitate the transition from one stage to another:

  1. Identify in which stage of the change you are: I like to share a model that I studied in my certification in the Executive Coaching diploma that addresses 3 stages in the process of change that consists of 9 phases where the first stage is the beginning, the resistance to change, the denial. In the second stage there is the nonconformity, the complaint, the victimization and in the third stage we will find the test, the approval and the alignment.
  2. Letting go of dead weight: Let’s evaluate three aspects that we can free ourselves to feel more comfortable, such as letting go of those beliefs that we have acquired in our life and that may be preventing us from moving forward efficiently. Take the proper distance from those people who may be Fernando your process of change, in view that do not share your values or have the same course and likewise of social thinking that does not contribute to your vision.
  3. Take the appropriate position as the protagonist of your story with the clarity of the impact you want to generate and bearing in mind the position and the place you want to be recognized as Victim or protagonist?
  4. Develop a strategy that allows you to move forward in your change process considering actions based on the 70/20/10 model. Where 10 is those activities that we can do to acquire the necessary knowledge such as tutorials, courses, reading, workshops that allow us to acquire the necessary knowledge for our progress. The 20 is the accompaniment of an expert that will help us to develop by doing and the different disciplines such as mentoring, consulting, coaching among others are an excellent option. And 70 is when we have actions that we can perform without the support of others to create, teach or facilitate to face the challenge we are going through.
  5. Evaluate the change management model that you consider fits your reality, such as: ADKAR; Lewin; Kotter’s 8 steps; McKinsey 7-S; Nudge among other models. With the purpose of having a structure and applying it in a conscious way that will be an excellent ally and especially will provide us with more information, learning for the next changes that we will have in the future.

We can evaluate the different situations we have experienced and those we may be going through at present and even those we will have in the immediate future and apply these 5 recommendations to find the actions that were useful and determine those that we can improve and in this way we will be living the processes of change with a better aptitude and with the right attitude.