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Change is hard – That tricky chrysalis stage

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My name is Liz Scully. I’m a business strategist and the way I work with clients is in Masterminds.

And I have discovered that there is a regular phenomenon with clients who are working with me for a long time. We go from clear strategy and the excitement of putting that into place, to as that’s implemented – which can obviously take months and sometimes even years – in the middle of that implementation sometimes there’s a dip in energy, there’s a little crisis of confidence.

And at that point, I found, there’s a particular image that is very helpful. It’s one that’s used often by coaches. That of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

Now, we generally think that a caterpillar goes into a chrysalis and then emerges as a butterfly and that’s all lovely. But that’s not actually what happens inside a chrysalis.

The caterpillar totally dissolves, except weirdly for their eyes, but all of the cells become a kind of soup in there. And then they reform into another creature, into the butterfly. And that soup section is obviously kind of weird, kind of painful.

And I explain to my clients that they are ‘in the soup’. I don’t talk about it up front because who wants to know that their massive year of change is going to involve a big soupy section in the middle.

But when you’re in that soup – and maybe you’re in that soup section now – when you’re in that time, it’s kind of reassuring to know to go from the caterpillar to the butterfly you have to go through a process of change.

And change can sometimes be painful.

Now, I’m an NLP coach, we are taught that change can happen in an instant. And it can. Implementation of a business change often doesn’t happen that quickly. We can change the owners, we can release ourselves from years of struggle, but the actual implementation takes a while.

And if you’re in the soup or some of your clients are in the soup just remind them that this is a process of change. This is part of the change they’ve committed to. And it is part of what is going to make it wonderful.

So, if you are in the soup and you have questions right now, then please come along to one of my Q&As. I will be happy to un-soup you or at the very least support you as you swim through it.

Because you, my lovely friend, are indeed going to emerge from that chrysalis and be the gorgeous butterfly that you and your business deserve.

And if you have questions about your own business come along to one of my regular Q&A sessions. There’s a box below just drop your email in there. And it would be lovely to see you.

 

Q&A February 16, 2022 1pm Eastern

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