June 16, 2011

You Hold the Key

The world is constantly changing. There's new things to learn, new people to meet and new things to do every day. It can be a bit overwhelming if you let it. Yet always remember that you hold the key.

Do you listen to the media? Do you watch television? Are you engaged with news shows (local, national or international), documentaries, sports, knowledge based shows (Discovery, National Geographic, etc.), sitcoms and dramas or do you just bury yourself in trashy reality shows?

Are you trying to stay up to date with all that "social media" provides? Are you engaged in Facebook and Twitter? Do you try and share relevant content and engage in two-way communication with your friends and followers or are you simply more of a listener or voyeur?

Do you read blogs? Do you participate in on-line discussions on topics that interest you, inspire you or maybe even challenge you?

Are you leveraging video to reach your clients? You need to be watching them, sharing them and creating them to get in front of more people.

Have you upgraded your technology so you're using the newest phones, cameras, computers, tablets and navigational devices?

The world is constantly changing. Are you changing with it?

I urge you to take the key that you hold in your hand and open your mind to some of the new possibilities that are in front of you.

Instead of waiting for the "old days" to return, start moving outside of your comfort zone to try new things.

Rather than do things the way you've always done them, seek help from someone who seems to have a grasp on a new technology or tool.

Expand your network so you're constantly building new relationships, solving new problems and having fun in different ways.

The future is bright. You've just got to be willing to turn the key that will open the door to some awesome possibilities.