Having traveled around the world, spoken with thousands of individuals about navigating this new world of work it’s become very clear the toll all of this change is taking on people. It’s exciting but it’s also scary. People often ask me what’s your advice for navigating the white water world of change today. Below are my three wishes for everyone facing down the resistance and fighting the good fight.
My 3 C’s for navigating the new world of work.
1. I wish for you Courage. This new world of work is scary. There have been many nights when I’ve woken up and thought I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. Will this job even exist next year? What will it look like in 2 years? Will I have the tools to do it? Who knows! In many ways we’re like the early pioneers exploring an uncharted world. Be fearless and go blaze a trail.
2. I wish for you Curiosity. Things are changing so fast today that the only way we can keep up is to keep learning and keep exploring. Of course this is much easier to do if you have a curious outlook on life. A mindset that says, "maybe we don’t have it all figured out." “Hmmm I wonder what happens when we try this?” It will keep you flexible. It will keep relevant. It will keep you young. Stay Curious.
3. Finally I wish for you Commitment. Very few company mantras light me up as much Addidas. On the wall of their office it says, “we go all in.”
Every day I wake up and I think to myself, today I’m going ALL IN. I’m going to bring my whole self to the game and I’m going to put it all on the line.
What would that look like for you? To be All IN? Everyday. For your family. For you organization. For yourself. Because I believe that in order to win in the new world of work it will require all of us to be ALL IN.
Courage. Curiosity. Commitment. GO ALL IN.