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Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life by Patti Johnson

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CHAPTER 5

Starting Your Wave

We’ve now looked how to define your wave and how important our thoughts are in making it a reality. We’ve also explored how trends in what we want and how we work will affect our approach. And, we’ve tested conventional wisdom to ensure that old tapes aren’t getting in the way. Now, I hope you are ready for the most important decision—to get started. This first decision to act may be the most significant decision you make.

I’ve avoided using the word “steps” whenever possible because it implies that change is orderly and sequential. “Steps” makes it sound like there is a formula. There isn’t. Instead, a wave is more like a natural flow, with dependencies that overlap and happen concurrently. Think of it like following ...

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