Change is inevitable. It's the one thing we can count on. Relationships, our bodies, health, the neighborhood.....nothing stays the same. Yet we are soooo resistant to changing our own behaviors! My husband has eaten the exact same breakfast for 36 years! My daughter wears the Nike's Flex shoe made in 2013. It's getting harder and harder for her to find that specific shoe, yet she resists the notion that she must try a new style, new year of shoe!

The late president Woodrow Wilson said, "If you want to make enemies, try to change something."  

Yesterday, I attended a workshop on the Dark Web, put on by our Chamber of Commerce to make businesses aware of the necessary precautions to take to prevent theft and data loss.  Sincne small businesses are especially susceptible, one of the experts encouraged us to partner  with larger companies for technological security. EVERYONE regardless of their business size was encouraged to change all passwords every 30 to 90 days. 

 This one action, a key action for security measures, requires one's commitment to constant change. I have yet to find anyone who is  receptive to this one task. (My husband uses the same password for everything.)

Another practice the experts cautioned us, consisted of incorporating children's birthdate years, your anniversary date, or your own birthdate into your password. Even I'm guilty of that. Usually that password is used on multiple accounts. It's all traceable for a good hacker.

We are aware of the security breach that has threatened our countrie's political system, and the ransomeware that has wrecked havoc on healthcare systems and city governments. Yet change our passwords? Can't be bothered.

I am proud to say that I collaborate with a larger company to provide absolute secure privacy for my clients. I have a "back office" or client portal where they can discuss any topic, share frustrations, or pour their hearts out regarding private matters. I am not a psychologist,  but I am a trained listener. Giving people a safe space to vent...then to recognize the underlying belief systems that hold them back is a key aspect of coaching.

In the upcoming weeks, I will be adding a privacy statement required of all coaches.

So, check out your own security. When did you last change your passwords? Do you use one password for everything? Do you incorporate pet names or birthdays of family members? Change 2 passwords a day. 10 minutes max.

 

Here's to your safety, security, and changing of passwords!

 

Ana Tampanna

 

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