What Changes Have You Made?
I do not like change because it creates an unknown from what I am doing now and what I expect to do tomorrow. I must change and need to do it, especially in this time of uncertainty. Past habits always push back initially due to fear. Every transformation of my abilities to further my career and personal life have made me better. Why did I not do this sooner? As a business representative, my process must change to keep the relationships up and the opportunities coming in. This pandemic has allowed me to better myself and pass this growth to others. If you find yourself in a similar thought and situation, I hope you grow with me.
Is this a blog? An article? They tell me it is, and I like it. I tried to convince myself as not worthy. I am not a writer, was my first thought about the process. What do I say and what can I offer? My life experience is a plus, including a tremendous interest in the arts and people, pets, food, technology, kind of an all-around person. Maybe I am the average “Joe”? I read a recent blog about the current world economy. Things are going to slow further and sadly more companies, small and large, will be affected. Those giving themselves a better chance of surviving are those who make the adjustments. Employers and business owners who empower their front line contributors to grow will survive. Listening to the employees’ concerns and then asking them to be part of the solution. David Meltzer, who is a well-known motivational speaker and business and lifestyle consultant, tells his followers to be open with being a hypocrite. It is good to reflect and change. I agree with him and have taken steps to expand my personal well being and this blog is one of them.
How can you adapt and change? It is going to be so different for you than works for me, but here are some ideas:
- Put yourself out there. Use social media like LinkedIn to connect with people. Write a blog and respond to others who contribute articles and blogs.
- Reach out to contacts, customers, colleagues, friends. Connect through online web meetings.
- It is ok to ask for help and offer help too. You are an expert in something.
- If your skills need to be enlightened, take an online course or easier yet, watch topics on YouTube.
- If you are an artist like me, try a different subject matter or medium! My lack of interest in photographic portraits, was due to fear and not having confidence in my abilities.
- Your growth will include mistakes and errors. Whether in business or personal life, things happen you cannot control. You can control how you react and overcome.
You can flourish during this pandemic. This is your time to grow and this is my time to help. I hope I did.
Be Safe and Healthy.
About the Author
Joe has been part of the A-Laser team for over 10 years and has extensive experience with laser cutting technology, sales, and customer service. Joe was born and raised in San Jose, CA and has resided with his family in Gilroy, CA since 1997. The unique projects he gets to learn about and the industries they support, keep everyday new! His hobbies include photography, he is a member of the Morgan Hill Photography Club, hiking, model building and collecting vintage camping lanterns and stoves. His favorite places include Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park, Portland OR, and Boston MA.