Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. ~Karen Kaiser Clark

blog_newyrsimageThe New Year tends to inspire people to think about change.  A blank slate to start doing new things or continue doing old things in a new way. It is interesting how the way businesses deal with change often determines their success and longevity.  As DHM begins our 40th year, we have a unique perspective on events that have and will continue to shape our growth, both on the personal and corporate level.  The economy, politics, technology and even weather immediately impact the decisions we make on allocating resources, time, money and energy. As we add additional staff, welcome new partnerships, say goodbye to others, move some offices to new buildings and remodel current ones, it is our reactions that characterize our strength as a team and our resiliency as a firm. Below are some tokens of wisdom I found to reinforce this ability to embrace change and learn from it in ways that improve our professional lives as intrepid entrepreneurs of design in 2014.

 

Think of Change Like a Software Upgrade. As the world changes and our operating system evolves, applications that used to work may not work anymore. As a result, they need to be updated with new code in order to function in a changed environment. Read on…

 

Mentally strong people embrace change and they welcome challenge. Their biggest ‘fear’ (if they have one) is not of the unknown, but of becoming complacent and stagnant. An environment of change and even uncertainty can energize a mentally strong person and bring out their best. Read on…

 

Ignore your inner reptile. The lizard brain is concerned with survival; it likes the tried and true, so it’s likely to pipe up, flooding you with adrenaline warnings of “Danger!” as you veer off course. But in the modern world it’s like a misfiring car alarm: pointless and annoying. Read on…

 

Of course there’s an app for that. Read on…

 

3 Comments

  1. These are great resources Karen! They are going up on the wall for a daily inspiration:-)

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