The world, including the world we work in, keeps changing and that rate of change increases. In most areas technology makes that change exponential – the rate of change itself is increasing at a dizzying rate.
How do you keep up? How do you stay relevant in a changing world so that you are more likely to keep your job or get a job?
Michael Hyatt recently posted an article setting out 7 tips on how to do just that. He says:
The recent recession taught us all an important lesson: Employment is not forever. Companies change. Jobs vanish. It might have already happened to you.
Some don’t mind the churn. I don’t know one single person, Gen X or younger, who thinks employment is forever. In fact, they wouldn’t even want it. It’s too constricting.
Others take a job loss as an opportunity to change gears. They find more satisfaction in another company or industry, or even in starting their own business. They might be reluctant at first, but they move on with gusto. But not everyone.
Change can be tough. Unfortunately, the only alternative to change is eventual obsolescence.
His points are well made. I am not sure you have to do all 7 all the time, but a few of them are a key to keeping up with the relentless change. Staying curious, reading books, and meeting new people are my favorites. I think over the long term they will give the greatest return on your investment of time.
I urge you to read the rest of Michael’s post and give some thought to how you keep yourself relevant in our changing world.
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.