“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different…” – C.S. Lewis
I celebrated my birthday on the weekend. The C.S. Lewis quote stuck in my head as I reflect on what’s happened in the past 12 months. Things have changed overall, but each day not much has changed.
When I look back the area where I see the most change is technology. For example, in the past year I have started offering webinar workshops. In the past people came to me to learn. Now, I go to them “virtually.” I’ve learned new software. And update the design of the workshops – I am not in the same room and sometimes people are listening to the recording. I’ve even set up a small studio in my office for video recording.
We also updated our security system with one that is monitored and changed from our phones. I can see who is ringing the doorbell and answer them from wherever I am. Instead of using the keypad near the front door, I use my phone to set the system or turn it off.
In the past year I have updated my phone, tablet, media player and speakers. Each one of them has updated technology, but the biggest changes has been in the speakers. They are now portable and blue-toothed enabled. I purchased each device separately, so the changes were small but they add up to large leaps forward in the technology I was using.
Technology is where I lose my patience most. I can feel overwhelmed because each new tool and software requires I do something different, learn a new process, memorize another password, and struggle over the install that is supposed to be “intuitive” .
If you get overwhelmed by changes you are experiencing:
If you feel overwhelmed by the accumulation of changes think of to Prioritize, Take Control, Release What You Can’t Control, Get Support and Remember You Can’t Do It All!
I have many personal and business highlights from the last year, but the best one is I am one more year cancer-free!
Want to talk more about handling change? Want to be more strategic? Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com