Based upon the principles of physics, change is ever present. At the quantum level, everything is always changing.
According to Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, business closures are now outpacing business start-ups. “400,000 new businesses are being born annually nationwide, while 470,000 per year are dying.”
Transition is right around the corner. Everyone is an interim leader. If it has not happened yet, just wait. The status quo is transitory and largely an illusion. Knowing this does little to help us manage the challenge presented by volatility and the business landscape.
Not only are businesses starting and closing, companies are merging, growing, changing and entering new frontiers. Leaders, managers, and professionals are reinventing themselves, changing careers, and innovating in place.
There are steps to be considered.
1. Design Your Future
Develop a specific written plan that includes your dreams, vision and plan for the future. Your ability to craft an action plan for yourself is in direct correlation to the outcome you can expect. Include in your plans self-development goals that challenge you to grow and learn.
2. Calculate Your Worth
Everyone has a specific, unique contribution to make. Whether or not you capitalize on your strengths, capabilities and gifts is up to you. You have value. Think about and write down your accomplishments, experiences, and talents, starting from the youngest age you can remember. You are worth a great deal.
3. Take One Day at a Time
Multi-tasking is an oxymoron. Getting one thing done at a time is both efficient and effective. We should plan for the future without misdirecting effort. Dedicate most of your energy to specific actions steps that must be taken each day, one day at a time.
4. Take Care of Yourself
Self-care is central to success. In the middle of transition, our self-care routines can become disrupted or disappear. Recommit to caring for yourself through healthy eating, adequate sleep and rest (they are different), physical activity, and engaging in fun. Connecting with community, friends and family is also important.
5. Release Control
Live life fully. Seeking outside control diverts energy from the possibilities of life. Be pleasantly surprised by what the future holds, to minimize stress and maximize focus.
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