Is it time to make a change?
Have you ever wondered how we make change in our lives? What factors motivate us and which deter us? About the motivating factors, we ask, “Why do they motivate us?” and “how do they motivate us?” We wonder the same about the barriers and deterrents.
I’ve found that the best way to answer these questions is with a contextual framework, or model, that helps me understand where I am. This model provides me with valuable, practical information that enhances my understanding of my current position. It paints me a picture that resonates, and therefore reflects where I want to be. Naturally, this isn’t a simple or brief topic, so this is going to be a two-part post.
In this first part, I’ll start by providing you with a perfect example of how a contextual model for change can illuminate the path to where you want to go.
Steve Lowell is the Master of Models.
His qualifications and experience elevate him into a Category of One, or The One (and Only One) to guide you on your path to enhancing your reputation in your field or business.
If this is the kind of change you’re seeking, this model for change can be an incredibly powerful tool.
Steve speaks all over the world, including New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, and the United States, about the model he’s created: “The Repumeter.”
The Repumeter takes you from being “one of many” within your field or business to the one person or service who must be seen when it comes to “x” —you fill in the blanks.
For my business, “x” would equal financial services, in relation to:
- Receiving an inheritance;
- Having an impact within your community or the world at large by directing some of your money to charitable gifts and philanthropy. (By the way, you can learn more about magnifying your charitable gift giving here)
Steve’s Repumeter really resonates. His model guides you through a process that reveals exactly where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.
Who doesn’t want to be “The One” Business Coach/Speaker/Financial Advisor to address a particular need or provide the solution to a real or perceived problem?
If you want to talk more about philanthropy, don’t miss this post.
The Competitive Space.
For example, Steve shows that when someone first starts their business, they are in what he calls the “competitive space.”
In this space, you’re one of many and haven’t yet distinguished yourself in any particular way.
The competitive space is very crowded—it’s not a great place to be. But we all start there.
We then move on to beginning to distinguish ourselves from others by building our brand and providing exemplary service. We start to stand out from the crowd.
Finally, you can move all the way over to the best place possible when it comes to your reputation. Steve, as your guide, walks you through how to get there and stay there.
There is another concept that goes hand in hand with using a model for change, that I’ll discuss in part two of this post.
Applying Models for Change.
These models help us understand where we currently reside in our business (this can also apply to us personally), the challenges we are facing (the problems we encounter), and how best to address these hurdles.
Going through this process takes us to a whole new place that is enormously beneficial, for us and the people we’re serving.
Stay tuned for part two of this post where I’ll tell you exactly what the second concept entails.
If you’d like to talk about using a model for change to magnify your charitable gift giving, inheritance planning, or estate planning in general, please get in touch.
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