The Challenge of Change In Business And Life
By Shi Cheverie
My, how the times have changed and how I have changed too. Everyone was taught that you would go to school, get a degree, get a job, and retire. Now,reality of that has changed drastically, what you learn in your 1st year college is outdated and obsolete by 3rd year college. Some statistics for you, the average worker changes jobs/careers every 4.1 years. And forget about “bossing” your employees around between work place etiquette, and labour laws, Everything has changed for employees and employers.
The statistics are not in our favour.
If you have to teach a new person that job every 4 years, you better get good at teaching. And if you are going to start a new job every 4 years, you better get good at learning. This is how much times have changed since our parents taught us the basics of work, working, and employment security. Only 27% of you will stay 10 years where you are. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, in fact there are many that only wished they could be in the same job for 10 years plus. That, however, is no longer the norm but more often a miracle in today’s economic times. Change can be exciting and it can be challenging. Change makes you question your life, your values and most of all your goals. All too often we find ourselves not exactly being happy with what we are seeing. Good bad or indifferent, the only constant in life is change.
Keeping an open mind.
Over the years, I have studied how people learn, teach and communicate. How successful people always change with the times to stay successful or become even more successful. Did you know that things you previously learned may interfere with learning new things? Try to keep in mind the importance of aligning your goals and rewards with the purpose in learning concepts, techniques and strategies for success.
If you don’t keep this alignment, you will end up working at cross-purposes, raising the level of frustration to the point where it shuts down learning and all communication. When you start to learn the core elements of communication excellence, you will begin to see your own, previously invisible, barriers to effective communication and how you were getting in your own way.
It’s extremely empowering to, all of a sudden, have these new avenues of communication. And to see the impact it has on others as they quickly, almost effortlessly understand what you are doing and that this is the reason you are being successful reaching your goals. This is when people want to replicate your actions to success.
When you start working for yourself you are challenging yourself to a whole new world. You have to be completely open to learn AND completely confident to teach others. This is the part I love about working with others. Helping them become the best they can be. Yes, it’s challenging, I have learned so many things about myself and many people that want to work with me have said flat out that they are are not teachable, or coach-able or do not want to learn a new concept but want to reinvent the wheel. I politely and confidently wish them the best of luck in their endeavors and send them off on their way. More often then not, they come back and have learned an important lesson, mind you so have I about them.
Are you open for change?
My goals and my business are full of change and challenging me daily and the rewards are incredible. Communication is the secret to it all. For more info just inbox me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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