How To Survive When Everything Is Changing

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How long have you had your current job?

Are you fairly new on the job…or have you been in the role for a while?

If you’ve been in your job for a long time…and by a long time let’s say seven or eight years…you’re outside the norm.

Would you believe in today’s world most people have 12 to 15 jobs over their working life?

Three to five years in a job is the norm in today’s world.

But why am I bringing this up?

Well, I’m going to get to that…

…but first, I want to quickly share two other things with you.

Here’s another question:

How long have you lived in your current home?

Been there a while…or did you move recently?

The statistics say most of us will move an average of 12 times in our lives.

Are you on that pace?

One more question…

When is the last time you bought a car?

Did you buy a car recently…or has it been a while?

Typically, each person buys about 10 cars in their lifetime.

So why am I asking these things?

And why am I telling you all these averages and statistics?

To make one simple point.

As much as we plan…

As hard as we work…

Our lives are always changing.

Our careers change.

Our hobbies change.

The way we spend our time changes.

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “Everything changes and nothing stands still.”

It’s as true now as it was when he wrote it.

But I look at those statistics and I talk with my clients and I see opportunity.

You see, I’m in the success business.

I’m in the business of working with people to help them uncover their strengths and reach their maximum potential.

And based on what I’ve learned over the years, I’m just going to be straight with you.

There’s a danger in saying: “Life is always changing.”

Danger?

Yep.

The danger is that we just ride the current. We simply go where life takes us.

That’s not always the best choice.

So what’s the formula for capturing success in the midst of a world that’s always changing?

In a world that’s always changing, you’ve got to have a DNA that won’t change.

You’ve got to have something that’s timeless, personal and true to you.

What’s that DNA?

Core values.

Your core values are the DNA of your success.

My friend and mentor John Maxwell writes about core values in his brilliant book Today Matters.

I love his definition of core values:

“Your core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul.”

Your core values are a reflection of who you are.

You express your core values in the friends you choose, the way you speak, the way you spend your free time, and the work you pursue.

When I meet people who are in a rut…

…people who have reached a plateau on their journey toward extraordinary success…

…I often find it’s because their actions aren’t in line with their core values.

When it comes to their deeply held beliefs and their current reality…there’s a disconnect.

But here’s the good news…

Getting unstuck isn’t complicated.

When you’re crystal clear about your core values, you begin to see change as a gift that brings opportunity with it.

Are you clear about your core values?

Do you spend your day doing things that match up with your core values?

If you haven’t taken time to answer those questions, email me HERE and let’s talk.

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