In a world where things are always moving, one has no time to get stuck in the everyday run of the mill routine. This will lead to becoming lax in the pursuit of inquisition. As a leader we must always seek to learn, increase our knowledge base and push past what is comfortable!
Stagnation and complacency will render us helpless in this new decade. If you want to remain relevant in your field of expertise you must be willing to push past those phrases that have been repeated, revamped, and reiterated throughout history. Sayings such as, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." or the ever present, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." We may not want to fix it, if it still works, but it could reexamined for efficiency and effectiveness; as long as it still works.
Never be afraid to learn something new!
Many times we feel threaten as leaders when there appears to be someone, who may know a bit more than we thought we knew. Fear is what holds most of us back from moving forward or progressing to the next level. I am here to kill the stigma of "I know it all", because honestly we do not "know it all." There are instances where a fresh set of eyes and a new pair of ears will lead us to an untapped prospective on an idea that we may have considered dead. Change is good!
Why reinvent the wheel?
I want you all to know that we are not reinventing the wheel; but we are now using the wheel to its full potential. Exploring all avenues of its use and productivity. I said that to say this; don't become a carbon copy in your pursuit of staying out of the comfort zone. I simply want you to research, study and find what is missing in the market. Review statics in your demographic, determine what has been working and what has not been working; and fill the gap. Don't get me wrong, what you have been doing, could possibly be working for you and your current clientele; but why not consider expanding your reach and moving beyond the norm.
Join me next week as we discuss finding your niche in what appears to be an over saturated market!