10 commandments for change

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<ul><li><p>survival is under-ratedthriving in the strange land</p><p>10 Commandments (sort of)</p></li><li><p>1. See your actual job in context.(Define a public and private written version)What is your job?- Your written contract?- Your unwritten contract?- Who are your clients? (vertical, lateral, anterior, posterior)- What are their requirements?- What are the persistent absurdities?- Which expectations must be fulfilled - and which ones challenged or adjusted?- When and how are you evaluated?- Who are your advisors/allies?</p><p>-What realities and absurdities are your clients dealing with?</p></li><li><p>2. Distinguish your job from your ministry and your life.</p></li><li><p>2. Distinguish your job from your ministry and your life.</p><p>JobMinistry</p><p>Life</p></li><li><p>Everyone is multi-vocational ...</p><p>JobsMinistry</p><p>Life</p></li><li><p>Everyone is multi-vocational ...Your primary job is to manage your many roles.</p><p>JobsMinistry</p><p>Life</p></li><li><p>3. Renegotiate your job - with the key clients - to be at least 70% enjoyable.</p><p> A. What do you love doing? B. What is OK to do? C. What do you hate doing?</p><p>How can you be sure that C gets done well - by you or someone else?</p><p>How can you make sure you spend more time doing A?</p></li><li><p>4. Find a cluster of soul friends - and help one another do 1 - 3 and 5-10.- Nonutilitarian- Shared concern for mutual success- Pledge of honesty and charity- Use queries -</p><p>High points and low points since we last met?How goes the work?How is your soul?What do you need?</p></li><li><p>5. Discover your power.</p><p>Realize how complaining disempowers, and how dreaming, planning, and acting empowers.</p><p>Help one another dream, plan, act in empowerment.</p><p>Discover the awesome power of intentional ignorance.</p></li><li><p>5. Discover your power.</p><p>Realize how complaining disempowers, and how dreaming, planning, and acting empowers.</p><p>Are you empowered more by meeting or setting expectations?</p><p>Help one another dream, plan, act in empowerment.</p><p>Discover the awesome power of intentional ignorance.(What is that to you? You follow me.</p></li><li><p>6. Smoke what youre selling.</p><p>(Your primary work is to embody the abundant life you are preaching to others.)</p></li><li><p>7. Change by addition.When possible, substitute and subtract after additions have been welcomed.</p><p>- A new ministry- A new service- A new partnership- A new participation</p></li><li><p>7. Tell stories ... celebrate every small gain.</p></li><li><p>8. God works by creativity: go and do likewise.</p><p>Creatively sequestering hours.Creatively engaging retired people.Creatively empowering others.Creatively employing new media.</p></li><li><p>9. Expect people to leave, and before they leave, expect them to complain, criticize, and be unfair and nasty, and after they leave, expect things to improve.</p><p>Count the cost and decide which people you would rather have leave and stay. </p><p>Make it easy for them to leave. Bless them in leaving. </p><p>Rely on your soul friends to process your stress and grief.</p><p>The new day will come with new people. You probably dont have a problem 50 or 100 of the right new people couldnt solve.</p></li><li><p>10. Remember April ...</p><p>There are plenty of churches to serve the found 99.</p><p>There arent many for the lost 1.</p><p>(And the truth is, its more like the found 20 and the lost 80.)</p></li><li><p>Remember April</p><p>and remember Wesley.</p></li></ul>