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Pamela Slim from Escape from Cubicle Nation explains Martha Beck's Change Cycle and how it relates to corporate employees transitioning into entrepreneurship. It answers the question: "Am I flipping …

Pamela Slim from Escape from Cubicle Nation explains Martha Beck's Change Cycle and how it relates to corporate employees transitioning into entrepreneurship. It answers the question: "Am I flipping crazy?" Short answer: No.

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  • 1. The Change Cycle for New Entrepreneurs Otherwise known as … “ Why do I feel so flipping crazy?”
  • 2. The Change Cycle (Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star, Chapter 11) Ideal World Real World Small Moves Big Moves Catalytic Event Square One: DEATH AND REBIRTH Square Two: DREAMING AND SCHEMING Square Three: THE HERO’S SAGA Square Four: THE PROMISED LAND
  • 3.
    • Feelings :
    • Spaced out
    • Disoriented
    • “ I don’t feel like myself”
    • Uncomfortable
    • Square One Mantra :
    • “ I don’t know what the hell is going on and that’s ok”
    Square One Death and Rebirth
  • 4.
    • Feelings :
    • Excited
    • Creative
    • Open
    • Sometimes overwhelmed with possibilities
    • Square Two Mantra :
    • “ There are no rules and that’s ok”
    Square Two Dreaming & Scheming
  • 5.
    • Feelings :
    • Scared
    • Insecure
    • Excited to take action
    • Incompetent (meaning your skill level is low)
    • Square Three Mantra :
    • “ This is much worse than I expected and that’s ok.”
    Square Three Hero’s Saga
  • 6.
    • Feelings :
    • Relaxed
    • Competent
    • Secure
    • Slightly bored (depending on your nature!)
    • Square Four Mantra :
    • “ Everything is changing and that’s ok.”
    Square Four The Promised Land
  • 7. Want more?
    • Martha Beck’s Finding Your Own North Star (Three River’s Press, 2001)
    • Pamela Slim Escape from Cubicle Nation (blog and book) www.escapefromcubiclenation.com