Recently I co-mingled our older hens with the juveniles.
That’s what I call the young flock (they are about 18 weeks old now).
While they’ve been seeing each other through the fence now for 10 weeks, it’s a big change for these 2 flocks together.
When you begin to implement change, you have to understand that it’s normal to feel a sense of unease.
Much like people….they were resistant to change and wanting to go back to their hen house.
The Frightening First Step Towards Change
Just know that resistance is normal and don’t let it throw you off course.
The merge of flocks was successful because I forced them to break their old habits and hang together. 🙂
Now, it’s time for you to take action and make change happen.
I can’t sit outside with a broom and swat you like I did with the birds to break up the bigger fights.
You’ll be putting into place the ideas that were generated from your brainstorming sessions.
Create motivation as you start making changes.
You have to be your own biggest fan when it comes to what you’re doing.
Celebrate all of your small milestones.
It doesn’t have to be expensive or huge – just recognize your efforts and honor your accomplishments.
The fact that you’re working toward a goal and doing things to get you to the finish line is something that should be respected and admired.
Sometimes, there’s nobody there but you to toast to your success.
Keep your vision.
My mentor recently reminded of this…and told me I need to remember my bigger why…DAILY.
When you’re implementing change, you don’t want to lose sight of your goal.
Understand the value of the changes that you’re making.
In other words, realize what will happen if these changes don’t take place.
As you implement change, make sure that you monitor what happens as you make the change.
Course correct as you go.