The time changed for most of the U.S. last weekend. We “fell back.”

How does this change affect you? Pretty much like any change does.

Here are 3 Timely Strategies to Positive Change:

Acknowledge the Change
Like most change, the reversal back to Standard Time came without our permission. Congress extended Daylight Savings Time without so much as a phone call to my office…or yours.

That’s the way change operates. It shows up without so much as a warning for many of us. We find ourselves blindsided by a software change, a systems change, a pricing change, and the list goes on.

Regardless of our lack of involvement or consultation, change is what it is. The faster you acknowledge the change, the more quickly you capitalize on it. To increase your sales with greater productivity requires you to say to yourself and others, “This is the change. It’s here to stay.”

Such change recognition reorganizes your brain for optimal adaptation to the change and learning its consequential behavior as soon as possible.

Avoid Resisting the Change
How often this week will you say something like, “My body is still adjusting to the new time. You know, it’s really x:xx o’clock in the old time”?

Change resistance is predictable. Your brain loves the familiar because mental file folders already exist for sorting and storing information and the accompanying behavior. Your brain resists the unfamiliar due to the requisite creation of new mental file folders and new behaviors.

For example, if your software changes, avoid saying, “I knew what to do in XYZ. I haven’t a clue now.” Instead, program your brain for quickly accepting the change by closely examining the new software, finding functions in the unfamiliar software that are similar to the familiar, make the mental connection, and you have accepted the change.

Avoid resisting the change by building a bridge of similarity between the familiar and unfamiliar.

Accelerate through the Change
You determine how quickly you adjust to the time change this week. Your mental attitude sets the pace.

Here’s the key to accelerating through change: repetition.

When your operational software changes, after you bridge the familiar and unfamiliar, invest time in repeating the functions. Just keep after it.

Persevere. Persist. Perform repetitive tasks.

This week you’ll get up every morning by the alarm clock set to Standard Time rather than switching back to DST. You repeat waking up to the new time daily until it’s no longer unfamiliar, but becomes familiar.

As you do, you similarly accelerate through the change at work, you adapt more quickly and capitalize on the opportunities. Such rapid adaptation means you increase sales with greater productivity which gets you out of the office earlier to do what you love with those you love. You Work Positive!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), coach, and speaker who helps professionals increase sales with greater productivity and get out of the office earlier. Discover more at