Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

Grant Schneider always teaches us so much through his blog, his clients are definitely lucky to have such a knowledgeable mentor to rely on!

Original content by Grant Schneider

Challenges as we have seen in current days should make a strong case for change. Normally, many people resist change because they are in a comfort zone. However, challenging events such as the Coronavirus are forcing us to make changes. I was speaking to a business owner today who understands her numbers and where the business stands. She has strategic plans ready to be implemented based on a number of things that might happen in the upcoming months.

Then I have also spoken to a business owner who says it is too early to think about contingent plans because people are in the midst of traumatic times. Some say she is in denial or still processing.

Why do people resist change? Why to people want to wait and see when the threat in front of them demands action?

Understanding the reasons people resist change can help overcome the obstacles to change and create real progress. Here are some reasons why people are stuck and unable to make changes.

In our current situation the biggest obstacle is FEAR. This is not outside. Fear is internal; it’s in our head. Fear is the great crippler of human potential. There’s also an acronym that uses the letters F, E, A, and R that defines what fear is.

  • F – false
  • E – emotions
  • A – appearing
  • R – real

The second reason people resist change is because of EGO. The need to be right is a powerful human need. It’s a common problem with leaders, managers, and business owners. When was the last time you have heard someone so, “Well this is the way we have always done it”

The third reason why people resist change is to avoid CONFLICT. When you try to leave all the people back in their comfort zone called the “Land of Status Quo,” you’ll create and get some conflict. It’s not comfortable and it is not fun, so many people just avoid it all together.

The fourth reason that people resist change is LACK OF PURPOSE. Without a sense of purpose, people become stagnant and complacent. People get burnt out.

As a leader of yourself and others, you will need to overcome your own fear and help others overcome theirs by helping them change their mental attitudes that hold them back. You also have to make sure that your EGO doesn’t get in the way.

By being open to new and different ways to view things, as well as being open to the feedback and insights of others, you create an atmosphere where change is not an “I’m right and your wrong” mentality.

Comfort Zone

In the short book, “Who Moved My Cheese”, a story is told of four characters who deal with change and loss. It illustrates that change is not about knowledge and skills but attitudes and behaviors and above all, conquering our fears. In the book cheese stands for what we define as success.

For many if not most of us, the Cheese has moved! Act now. Don't wait until it disappears. The times are calling for change. It is also best to remember that success is a constant journey of change.  For a similar post on our website see A CASE FOR CHANGE NOW.

Would you like to learn how to make change work for you and your organization?

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Brian England - thanks for the reblog.  These are certainly unsettling times and I am spending time helping people figure out their alternatives.

Mar 23, 2020 10:42 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Brian England ,

Thank you for re-blogging Grant Schneider's post. Off to read and comment on it.

Mar 23, 2020 06:40 PM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Bless you for sharing another masterpiece from the master of common sense, Grant Schneider...

Thank you and Happy Monday Brian England 

Mar 23, 2020 09:19 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

Change is constant, like today I won't be doing the same thing as I did yesterday.  Tomorrow, who knows

Mar 24, 2020 01:19 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian,  Grant came up with another great blog here and thanks for sharing it with us.


Mar 24, 2020 07:22 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Mar 24, 2020 08:28 AM #6
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