The only thing that is certain is change.
We are ALWAYS in transformation.
Everything is moving . . . always.
and it seems that the shifts are moving FASTER and FASTER . . .
and the faster we go, we behinder we get.
So . . . How do we keep up?
Clearly, some folks “get it” sooner than others . . . The innovators and early adapters are riding on the wave – the bleeding edge . . . seeming (to everyone else) to be relatively (and irresponsibly) unattached, carefree, and reckless in their lifelong quest for NEW.
They don’t always get it right. Sometimes, they catch a bad wave, but that’s OK because they’re not attached and can always catch the next wave.
The Paradigm for these people is one of high energy, high play, and higher and higher levels of performance . . . These are the XTREME wave riders.
Most people (80%) develop steady paradigms over time. They invest heavily in ONE platform and go DEEP with it.
These folks resist change . . . and even when change happens, they hold on for dear life to their beloved paradigm even as it withers into oblivion.
- Traditional CRM (Customer Relationship Management) programs
- Resident email management platforms (Outlook)
- Voice Mail
- Land Line Telephones
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Office
- Cassette Tapes
- 8 Tracks
- VHS Tapes
- Vinyl Records
- CD and DVD
- Dial up Internet
- Analog TV signals
- This list continues ad-infinitum
So . . . How does any of this apply to YOU?
Some people are stuck in old paradigms as they maneuver new markets . . . I see some REALTORS out there beating home sellers DOWN on pricing when the market is commanding HIGHER pricing (Resulting in ridiculous multiple offer bidding wars leaving only ONE Buyer happy).
I see other Sales Professionals spending large sums of money on expensive CRM programs . . . and passe marketing strategies . . . and wondering why people aren’t coming (because they built it) 🙂
Open your eyes!
Consider YOUR current paradigm and how it compares what’s REALLY happening out there.
I found my new computer . . . and I didn’t buy the Microsoft Office to go with it . . . and my new website is going to ROCK in ALL of its new paradigmness.
Let’s be pioneers together, eh?
(this stuff energizes me)