056. Karen Sinovich, DipCABT (NOCN UK), CAPBT SA 

 December 5, 2019

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You only get one life, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose only one passion. This week on UNLEASHED (at work & home), animal behaviorist Karen Sinovich talked with me about reinvention.

Before turning her attention to animals, Karen was an award-winning ceramic artist.

Pottery and pets, both begin with P, but on the surface they don't seem to have much in common. I asked Karen to tell me the links she sees between pottery and animal behavior.

Creativity was top on her list. But that's not all.

In both careers, Karen has relied on her abilities to be creative, to meet new people, to try something new, to look at things from different perspectives, and to face rejection.

That's no small feat! Those skills would come in handy in almost any profession.

In fact, the absence of those skills is often at the root of an unwillingness to try something new, even when you really want to. It's scary to think your idea might not work or might make people angry.

Are you longing to try something new?

Lots of pet pros are. It's a common theme in my coaching conversations.

Most people don't want a change as dramatic as the shift Karen made, but they're feeling like they're in a rut and are looking to shake things up a bit.

Do you feel this way? Is there something you feel a pull toward, but you aren't quite ready to try?

In this episode you'll get lots of tips for stepping outside your comfort zone to try something new.

Worst Case/Best Case/Most Likely Decision-Making Framework

Here's a video demonstration of the decision-making framework I briefly shared with Karen Sinovich in the reinvention episode.

It's a very helpful tool when a decision leaves you stuck on the fence. 

Alicia Obando of Pitter Patter Parenting graciously agreed to work through the worst case, best case, and most likely results of a decision she's facing so that we could all learn from the process. Thanks, Alicia!

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