"Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk." Just when you had it all figured out they threw Facebook Live at you ....... Earpiece. Dead. Camera. Rolling. Mic. Hot.
This has happened to all of us. For me it was a live hit in an auto parts store in East London, South Africa during a Grand Opening. The first wave that comes over you is panic. The second is just instinct.
The real pro's have mad skills that set them apart when presented with rapid or instantaneous change:
1. They have the ability to slow everything down by speeding the process up. Meaning they get through that wave of panic very quickly so they can process and begin to think before acting.
2. They begin to adapt and they aren't afraid of being messy. Change is messy and if you can only operate under perfect, let's just say you aren't going to make that first turn at Daytona. Perfection is the enemy of good enough.
3. They can see a big picture, it's not just about them. Think about the photo. It's not just about the reporter, it's the audience, producer, and director too. The message is that you need to bring all the stakeholders along.
Make change in your life a sunrise, a blessing, and a friend.
#wednesdaywisdom: William Arthur Ward