Recently I responded to a client's e-mail by including the line: "One thing for certain is change. It changes hourly in our industry".
How do you embrace change?
It is not easy to always be open-minded, however, we must always have an open-mind. Relying on just the past and doing things the same way will not necessarily result in future success. Just because "we always did it that way" does not mean it is the best way.
Look at the constant change, the number of new requests and the fast pace of business. Be open-minded to reacting to this change by adapting new ways of thinking and tweaking your current good habits.
- Plunge Forward
Take a look at the facts first and make your own conclusion to plunge forward with the changes. More often than not, you will find yourself asking what was holding me back in the first place?
It is OK if you make mistakes along the way. Always remember the more important thing is how you react to not being perfect. You can also revert back in most cases if plunging forward is not successful.
- Let Go
This is a tough one! Anyone else a micro-manager and control freak? Yes I thought so. Let go of being so rigid and be more flexible by letting go.
I am happy to report this has been somewhat successful over the years. Better at letting go some things than others. Managing and coaching have taken over micro-managing.
Change is good and healthy for businesses. It sets apart those who are leading in their respective professions. Share how you are embracing change.
Accept Change as a daily habit.