November 8, 2010

Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

The story of  Who Moved My Cheese?  has become a runaway #1 International BestSeller with more than 10 million copies in print!

Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective.
The message of  Who Moved My Cheese?  is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives.

Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found.

Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships.  The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.


  1. Hi gloW .. I hadn't realised the background to the book "Who Moved my Cheese" .. but I knew about it .. and we certainly need to adjust to change ..

    Thanks for that introduction to Sniff and Scurry, and Hem and Haw .. and the maze they live in ..

    Glad to read about them .. have a good week .. Hilary

  2. Glow,

    Thanks for writing about "Who Moved My Cheese?"! I never even heard of it. I will be sure to get it since it sounds fascinating. Is cheese a metaphor for money and/or power? Or rather, what value we put on ourselves and our surroundings?

  3. Sounds like one I might enuoy. Thanks for posting about it.