“FOR THINGS TO CHANGE, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE, FOR THINGS TO GET BETTER, YOU HAVE TO GET BETTER”. I heard these words in the early 1990’s! At the time I had to face a few things I was not really proud of. When I heard them, I was among thousands of people, but it felt as he was talking straight at me.

Jim Rohn has been one of my best teachers (I was honoured to meet him on various occasions – last time was in the early 2000’s in London). One of his suggestions was the importance of reading. I started buying (and reading) books and over the next few months, I would like to share some of my favourite personal development books. I started to learn how to change and, as a first step, took on to change my habits!

One of the books I would highly recommend is:

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey – This book is about how you can get your life organised.

In the book I came across the word “paradigm”.  Never head it before. I looked it up. One of the definitions is: “A set of assumptions, concepts, values and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them.” I asked myself: “what is my paradigm of my communities?” I started to understand why people fight, why people don’t get on and get upset: they are simply not aware of the other person’s paradigm and so often talk at cross purposes………..

Tip on habits: Rather than eliminate a bad habit, replace it with a good habit. Unless you replace one with another, you will create a void – a situation difficult to sustain.

I love what I do because it enables me to work with people who are interested in discovering their paradigm of life and create new habits. Easier said than done, but well worth the effort.

If you wish to make any comments or ask me questions, please feel free to do so. #StopByDesign

Anna M Stapleton  – 07866985742