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Change Cycle


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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 crazy?" Short answer: No.

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Change Cycle

  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. <ul><li>Feelings : </li></ul><ul><li>Spaced out </li></ul><ul><li>Disoriented </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t feel like myself” </li></ul><ul><li>Uncomfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Square One Mantra : </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t know what the hell is going on and that’s ok” </li></ul>Square One Death and Rebirth
  4. <ul><li>Feelings : </li></ul><ul><li>Excited </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes overwhelmed with possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Square Two Mantra : </li></ul><ul><li>“ There are no rules and that’s ok” </li></ul>Square Two Dreaming & Scheming
  5. <ul><li>Feelings : </li></ul><ul><li>Scared </li></ul><ul><li>Insecure </li></ul><ul><li>Excited to take action </li></ul><ul><li>Incompetent (meaning your skill level is low) </li></ul><ul><li>Square Three Mantra : </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is much worse than I expected and that’s ok.” </li></ul>Square Three Hero’s Saga
  6. <ul><li>Feelings : </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly bored (depending on your nature!) </li></ul><ul><li>Square Four Mantra : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything is changing and that’s ok.” </li></ul>Square Four The Promised Land
  7. Want more? <ul><li>Martha Beck’s Finding Your Own North Star (Three River’s Press, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela Slim Escape from Cubicle Nation (blog and book) </li></ul>