Taking on a new job position. Starting a Youtube channel. Committing to a daily blog. Moving homes. Going freelance. Registering a new business. Diving into a new social circle.
Leaps are as exciting as they are nerve-racking.
Sometimes they’re our only way to stay afloat.
The question of what’s next? allows us to keep moving forward when we’re feeling stuck. It’s also worth nothing that it’s always possible to start again when we really have to. We can turn over the page and begin again from zero at any time.
When 2 or more parties combine, we need teamwork. And when the outcome of the teamwork isn’t going as well as we hoped, we’re allowed to make the calls too. Meaning: if the client refuses to pay, doesn’t respect your craft, wants more from less, and/or has unrealistic expectations, then we have a choice to make.
Do we allow this behaviour haunt every desk and chair in the room? Or do we show a way out by saying to the client, “We’re not the ones you were looking for. Maybe you’ll find what you need elsewhere instead.”
In any case, here’s the bottom line: we can choose to spend time investing in relationships we believe matter, or unwillingly commit to just about everybody who comes our way.
Not every restaurant used to own a contactless payment machine, but now there’s a looming reason to shift towards them. Not only for the safety and convenience of the staff, but more importantly the safety and convenience for customers. It would be a huge disservice to keep things business as usual, but some shop owners continue to stand their ground because they are afraid of the further shifts it will bring.
Sometimes we’re not ready for change. On the other hand, it’s important to know whether the change we’re resisting is for selfish reasons or to serve our audience better.