The world is changing. Emerging technologies in automation and virtual and augmented reality are just a tip of the iceberg. I was reading this morning about a new field of study regarding artificial intelligence; particularly, there’s a new discipline being created as we speak in the study of AI.
I believe the next 5-10 years will usher in many fantastic changes.
However, this comes with a cost. Namely, our jobs are going to be impacted. How can you prepare for the pivot you’ll need to stay employed?
I’m reading “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger and he’s proposed several questions you can/should ask yourself in looking ahead:
How is my field/industry changing?
What trends are having the most impact on my field, and how is that likely to play out over the next few years?
Which of my existing skills are the most useful and adaptable in this new environment – and what new ones do I need to add?
Should I diversify more – or focus on specializing in one area?
Should I be thinking more in terms of finding a job – or creating one?
Change is coming.
Be ready. Be a step ahead.
If you want to know the how of connecting to your tribe, I can think of no better words than what follows below. Do this and change the world, or your part of it.
Empathy has no script.
There is no right way or wrong way to do it.
It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone”. – Brene Brown
Keep it up. Keep up the work. Keep up the grind.
As you go through your day do you find yourself doing the busy work or the important tasks?
Have you as a business owner taken the time to map out which is which?
Do you have a battle rhythm? A battle rhythm is a mapped out baseline plan for your day, a list of minimum, mandatory tasks or processes aimed at sustaining and building your business. It is also a career decision.
Systems thinking applied to goals…powerful stuff if you do the work and are accountable to the results.
If you’re like me, you’re probably in need of some help managing the volume of email you’re receiving. Here’s a strategy that you may consider trying.
For me, I keep an eye on my email throughout the day but try very, very hard to be disciplined in terms of not responding immediately unless the email warrants doing so. Otherwise, I set aside time in the AM and PM to respond, file, schedule tasks that result from the email throughout the day.
I’m reading A More Beautiful Question right now by Warren Berger and came across this insight.
One good question can give rise to several layers of answer, can inspire decades-long searches for solutions, can generate whole new fields of inquiry, and can prompt changes in entrenched thinking. – Stuart Firestein
I suspect Firestein is coming at this from a deep philosphical perspective but this is applicable to our existing businesses, too. For example, from a business perspective, I continually ask myself, How can I add value?
What is your question?
No, you do not.
This is not to say you don’t need a long term plan, or that you don’t need to be thinking about the future of your business.
Here, I mean does your vision have to be grandiose…does it have to solve a global problem?
I suggest the answer to that question is, “No.”
In my profession as a Realtor®, my mission is to help people at their level of need at the moment in time I connect with them.
In my passion as a blogger here, my mission is to connect with YOU and share my thoughts on personal and business development.
I don’t think I can change the world; I’m just trying to change the small part of it around me.