Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ACCEPT-ADAPT-CHANGE-PROSPER...



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ACCEPT-ADAPT-CHANGE-PROSPER

People have had the same problems since the beginning of time, and our problems are no different, we just think they are, because they are our problems.

Accept:
We need to ACCEPT our New Economy as our New Reality, and CHANGE the things that are now “not” working (even if they might have worked before).

CHANGING the way we do business; the way we handle our jobs; and the way we handle our finances, will make things better, simpler and easier for us to deal with.Tammy Taylor

Our New Economy Seems Like It Has Created a NEW Environment, that has All New Challenges, but I would love for you to read this quote from the early 1900's, it sounds like it was written today:

Quote:
We seem as a nation to be suffering from a mania for play.

The huge development of pleasure-chasing automobiles merely symbolizes our universal restlessness and eagerness to be running after something, anything that we can classify as diversion.

Under pressure from tormenting constituents, our legislatures are piling up holidays.

And the cry of labor everywhere is "Cut down hours; cut down hours," until it seems as if brief, tired minutes were all that would be left for work.

The obvious deduction is that work is always something to be got rid of, as if it were a curse. Yet life is work. Editorial from Labor Digest, June 1922

When we ADAPT to all of the NEW changes around us we can get better.

Adapt:
There have been a lot of changes in the last year, some good and some bad, but this is our New Reality; and the sooner we learn to ADAPT to our NEW Environment, the faster we will be able to IMPROVE IT.

Pretending things are the same, or thinking things are going to be like they use to be, can lead to being negative and frustrated.

I was talking to some people the other day and they were so disgusted and all they did was complain about the economy, their finances, the government and the shape the world is in; they had no solutions and no ambition to make any changes, or to even try and make anything better, they just complained.

Change:
Now I do not mind talking about the economy, finances, the government and the shape the world is in, because it gets my mind going. I get ideas about what I can do to help change the situation. But to just talk and not do anything about it, I will not do that.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Accepting the new Economy does not mean we agree with the new Economy nor does it mean that we are just going to go along with it.

Prosper:
But: To thrive in any environment, you need to know your environment and ACCEPT your environment; then ADAPT to your environment and make the CHANGES needed to grow, and build, and PROSPER in your environment.

A tough economy can make us better than we have ever been. Do not let a “tough” economy beat you down.

There are so many New Opportunities, we just need to start thinking more about what we “CAN DO” not what we cannot do.

Quote:
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893

Feeling like you have no control over things can make you tired and depressed.
But, you do have control.
Make a list of your top 3 things that the New Economy has done to change your Life:

  1. Expenses are getting higher every month:

    You are in control - Start brainstorming with everyone around you that spends your money, and make a list on how you can become more efficient and decrease your expenses. (It is all of the little stuff that adds up.) Do whatever you have to do to get your expenses under control and ADAPT. Then you need to figure out “New” ways you can get more money coming in.

  2. Business has gotten harder to make a profit:

    You are in control - If the way you are presently doing business is not working, then Change the way you do business.

    GET IN TOUCH with your clients. Find out what they want and what they need, and ADAPT to their needs. (Maybe you need to start looking for a way to get New Clients that you never thought of before.)


  3. Less money to spend:

    You are in control - If you have less money, spend less money; ADAPT to what money you do have. Then start brainstorming, and figure out how you are going to make more money. (Work extra hours; go to more classes to improve your skills etc…)

Making the necessary CHANGES is NOT COMPLICATED, but it can be a bit painful and uncomfortable.

“When one door closes another door opens. But, we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.”
-- Alexander Graham Bell

We have Amazing New Opportunities ahead of us; we just have to be willing and ready to embrace our New Adventures.

with love,
Tammy Taylor


Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.






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