How can we adapt to change? Here are my recommendations to being prepared for change:
- Be aware that change is going to happen at some point. Be prepared for unexpected change. For example: Most financial planners recommend that you have at least 3-6 months worth of savings in the event of getting laid off, medical trauma or some unexpected life event. This is a great example of being aware that change could happen and being prepared for it.
- Know that not all change is good and not all change is bad. I gave an example of an unexpected negative change to happen but lets say the exact opposite happens. What if your job's administrators came in and said you were being promoted to Vice President of the company which would include a heavy increase financially but would require you to travel 50% of the time. Is your household prepared for this change or would they have to get ready for the change? If you have children and pick them up from school every day - you now have to find someone who can do that for you. Don't be so focused on the money you would be making - understand that to whom much is given, much is required. So your family and whatever other places you serve will be without should you take this job. What would you do?
- Sit down with your family and decide what are your core values individually and as a group. This will help you making good choices when change happens. Example: They hire a new coach on the team you play on that has no morals - are you willing to subject yourself to that for years or would you rather transfer to keep your morals in tact and peace of mind? Your decisions will be in alignment of your core values and your core values should be consistent with your immediate family or household. (There are some circumstances that are different.)
- Once change happens accept it and make a decision on what you are going to do about it. Don't just sit around complaining about the change. Make a decision that you will do something about it that aligns with your core values.
In conclusion, I encourage each of you to read and share this article with somebody. Know that you are going to see change at some point or another and be prepared for the change that comes your way. You can listen to our podcast that talks about adapting to change.
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