The power of 10%

by | Sep 22, 2014 | Uncategorised

I was reading an article recently that inspired me to write and remind you that small changes can make a BIG difference. A lot of us often feel challenged or overwhelmed by the “big changes” happening in the world around us. This can lead to a variety of “out of control” feelings ranging from disappointment, to disillusionment, to utter frustration.

During these moments, we often forget how much control we actually have and that by making numerous small changes, we can make a big difference to our personal and professional success. And, this is where the “Power of 10%” is so beneficial in helping us achieve the changes we desire and deserve. Let’s take Key Steps to…

Make the small changes that make the BIGGEST difference

1. Consider what would happen if you…

• Spent 10% more time with your loved ones?
• Exercised 10% more or reduced your unhealthy snacking by 10%?
• Invested 10% of your income?
• Spent 10% more time on your personal development?
• Put in 10% more effort to reach your goals?

2. You could likely…

• Build better relationships and have more fun.
• Improve your health, increase your energy levels and feel better about yourself.
• Create a nice nest egg for your retirement.
• Enhance your job performance and your career.
• Find that – over a period of time – you could achieve the unimaginable.

In the same way a rock thrown into a pond produces a ripple effect of ever increasing concentric circles, so do the effects of our power of 10% actions. Where are you going to apply the power of 10% today and take Key steps to…

“be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’