An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down.
The Transition Game reviewed a list of questions regarding fear. The answers to these questions may lend some insight into what limits people and prompts them to inaction. The questions ask each of us to think back on the situations when we plainly did the wrong thing and what we were afraid of that caused it?
Were you afraid of:
- Looking foolish?
- Someone causing you harm?
- What someone would think of you?
- How your family would approve?
- Showing weakness to your spouse or friend?
- Losing an argument and being wrong, especially if you knew you were 99% right?
You’ll see that any fear has to do with lack of something. This lack causes our Commitment to Change to die an untimely death. Lack stifles us with fear. Breaking free from these shackles will drive us toward a right Commitment to Change. Unless there are physical barriers, most FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. This leaves us with an intentional and deliberate choice where we “feel” compelled NOT to do the right thing.
About The Author
Greg Olney is a business and management professional with over 30 years in management of Finance, Operations, Client Service, Project Management, and IT with companies ranging from multi-million dollars to multi-billion dollars. He has consulted with large and small businesses to create new departments, improve service, develop people, and “projectize” organizations.
Greg lives in the Southern California area and utilizes his time with his wife and children while doing volunteer work. He also holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Real Estate, and Law from the California State University, Long Beach. In the past, he has attained his CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) and insurance licenses. He has expertise in developing people through programs involving Project Management, Leadership, Business Motivation, and industry-centric areas.
He has authored books centered around change management – The Transition Game, Commitment to Change, Why Change Fails, and (yet to be released) Restoration. All of these books describe the model he built about the transitional movement from the status quo to each person’s and organization’s commitment to change. Greg founded a business called GONATELLE, a consulting company, which focuses on Needs Assessment and Transition to the next Echelon while understanding Lessons Learned and Executing solutions. He lives out his purpose and has done presentations for people ranging from prisoners to presidents. His purpose is to affect change in others so that they can do great things.