237 - Adapt and Thrive

Posted July 6, 2021 by Mark Perna

Episode: 237

Episode Title: Adapt and Thrive

It’s easy to pay lip service to adaptability, but not always so easy to put it into practice. Here’s why you should be more adaptable, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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You are now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! Is it just me, or are things changing faster than ever? The rapid pace of change today is making adaptability one of the most important traits for success. 

 

The ability to move with the times is essential if we want to thrive in the world of work. Clinging to the old ways of doing things is a normal human response to the pressures and pull of a shifting world, but it can only work for so long. 

 

It’s easy to say all this, but harder to put it into practice. I found this out for myself when the world shut down in March 2020 and I was suddenly faced with the choice to adapt—or go under. 

 

I, who used to be so critical of myself on camera, now needed to deliver virtual presentations in front of a webcam every day. I, who was so seasoned a traveler, now had to work in a world where I couldn’t travel, at all. I, who have always been slow to adopt new technology, had to become a pro on the Zoom webinar platform.

 

Adaptability has so much to do with attitude. I could have all the technical skills to do all of this, but if I had a poor attitude—well, my company would not be thriving today. 

 

Life is about adapting, and adapting is life. Don’t sabotage your own success by digging in your heels when life changes. Adapt—and thrive.

 

And there you have it: today’s insight from The Perna Syndicate. For the rest of this week, we’re going to break down the 3 critical steps to take in a crisis moment. We’ll see you back here tomorrow on the Syndicate. 


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