Hey there! Dr. Taryn Fletcher here, your podcast host, and I am thrilled to bring you another episode of the Cheers to Your Pivot podcast. In this week's episode, we delve into the challenging yet transformative concept of pivoting, exploring why it is so hard but oh-so-necessary for personal and professional growth.
In an effort to assist your professional pivot I present three real-time reflection questions that can help with power and combat common frustrations associated with starting over. These questions address the physiological and psychological factors that make change difficult and explain the importance of pushing past discomfort in order to become the leader you aspire to be.
3 Real-Time Reflection Questions to Ignite Your Transformation:
1️⃣What kind of leader would you be once you pushed past the discomfort?
2️⃣What new perspectives can you glean from making this pivot?
3️⃣What happens if you don't make this pivot?
Reflecting on these questions will help you gain better insight into your desires, fears, and potential opportunities for growth. They serve as a starting point for clarifying your thoughts and taking the necessary steps towards a more fulfilling and purposeful journey.
Key Takeaways From the Episode:
[00:01:53] Pivoting is about completely changing the way we do things or managing something in a noticeably different way. Starting over and changing directions can be uncomfortable, but it's essential for our personal and professional development.
[00:02:48] Our bodies and brains resist change because it represents uncertainty and the unknown. Our brains are wired to keep us safe, and anything unfamiliar triggers a fight or flight response. Understanding this biological reaction helps us navigate and manage the fear associated with making a pivot.
[00:12:41] Embrace the curiosity and excitement about the new perspectives, ideas, and adventures that await you on the other side of your pivot. Remember that the unknown is not always dangerous, and breaking free from the routine can lead to incredible growth and joy.
[00:13:32] Reflect on the consequences of not making the pivot. Recognize how the status quo might be holding you back, limiting your potential, and preventing you from stepping into the leader you aspire to be. Embrace the power of choice and take ownership of your journey.
So, this episode reminds us that while change and pivoting may be uncomfortable, they are crucial for personal and professional growth. Acknowledging our innate resistance to change and understanding the underlying biological responses helps us navigate the discomfort.
When we begin to envision the kind of leader we can be once we push past that discomfort, it becomes easier to embrace the power and purpose of our pivot. We have the ability to craft our own unique path and step into a leadership role that aligns with our most authentic selves.
With that said, raise a glass to your new beginning and embark on this exciting journey of transformation. Embrace change, embrace pivoting, and unlock the extraordinary power that lies within you. Cheers to your pivot🥂!
On Instagram: @drtarynfletcher