Getting on The Same Page: Situations & Challenges
We all instinctively know that Getting on the Same Page with our self and others is important, but why is it so elusive and difficult to accomplish? We believe it’s so important that at Simple. Not Easy, we’re hitting the reset button and designating 2023: The Year of Getting on the Same Page. Interested in joining this conversation?
Consider the next few narratives and take note if any component resonates. Have you heard a backstory similar to any of these? If you tweak a line or character here or there, does it resemble a story you can relate to? Do you have a story of your own?
A young adult is diligent in their studies, develops strong friendships, and participates in the community. They go on to college then secure a good job in an area of interest and the future seems quite promising—their persistent efforts are being rewarded appropriately. Unexpectedly, a close family member experiences an unfortunate and unexpected tragedy. This young adult feels the overwhelming obligation to change their personal life completely to come to the rescue of this family member, even though it’s unclear if any efforts will have a positive outcome…Now what?
A working couple with children are doing the best they can to make ends meet. They both balance their individual work responsibilities with the needs of their growing children but find they have little to no time to attend to each other’s needs. Time passes, their children get older, and each plays their respective role. One day, each partner finds themselves feeling distant from the other. Instead of growing together, they feel like they’ve grown apart…Now what?
A small company spends its early entrepreneurial years just trying to survive. After years of persistence and sheer girt, it eventually become a sustainable, midsize company balancing profits with expanding costs and staff. More time passes, and the company starts to grow by acquiring other small companies. This organic growth continues, and the shareholders are pleased. One day, management notices that all these disparate companies they’ve acquired came with their own cultures and ways of doing things, and no one seems to be on the same page…Now what?
If this resonates and is of interest to you, personally and/or professionally, join us on this journey. Each month we will offer you thought-provoking articles, insights, and exercises to build your practice of “Getting on the Same Page with self and others.”
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