Scrap the Guide

Principles of Change: 10

Principles of Change: 10

Principle no 10: It may not look like much on the outside We discourage people from making great big dramatic gestures as they start their change process (the impulse is often there – I need to chuck in my job! Leave my partner). This is […]

The Principles of Change: 9

The Principles of Change: 9

Principle no 9: The goal is to uncover Authentic Self functioning This is the purpose of the quest for Self-discovery. It means that you stop functioning from a place of fear, blame, scarcity beliefs, and from a story of woundedness, less-than, guilt, criticism and anger. […]

The Principles of Change: 8

The Principles of Change: 8

Principle no 8: The beginning is Awareness. It’s taken the Doc a while to get to writing about this one (for avid followers of our blog, please excuse the delay). Why, I ask myself? Well, it takes a bit of thinking about. And has been […]

The Principles of Change: 7

The Principles of Change: 7

Principle no 7: Self-love is the answer Louise Hay says, if you love yourself as much as you can everything in your life works. It can be quite tricky to unpack what self-love means and looks like to you (everyone is different). A good place […]

The Principles of Change: 6

The Principles of Change: 6

Principle no 6: Ask yourself what your intention is This is a very practical one, and very very useful. We often have an impulse to do something that can be linked to an old habit – for example, sending off a particular kind of sms […]

The Principles of Change: 5

The Principles of Change: 5

Principle no 5: Ask for Help This could be put down as the Number One principle, if there is such a thing. However you see it or understand it, the bottom line is to reach out to something beyond and bigger than yourself – this […]

The Principles of Change: 4

The Principles of Change: 4

Principle no 4: Attitude is everything This includes positivity, humility, gratitude, faith, trust, hope, empowerment (versus victimhood or a persecutory attitude). It means taking a difficult situation as it is (facing it) and holding (having) your feelings about it, resisting reactivity and waiting until an […]

The Principles of Change: 3

The Principles of Change: 3

Principle no 3: You have to walk the walk, and not only talk the talk. Change is about action, not theories, knowledge, insight or intellect. It is about behaviour. As Nike says, JUST DO IT. Don’t announce it, don’t talk about it, don’t plan it: […]

The Principles of Change: 2

The Principles of Change: 2

  Principle no 2: Change is a process. This means you need to be very, very patient with yourself. It goes a bit like this…(thank you to a client who sent us this poem):   Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson, 1977   […]

The Principles of Change: 1

In the Scrap the Guide section of our blog, you will find practical, user-friendly ways to help yourself. All the ideas here have been applied in our own lives. Why “Change Matters”? And why does change matter? A wise person once said, the only thing […]