You've Got to Change Your "Evil Ways"

You’ve got to change your evil ways!

Yes, Carlos Santana was right!

Too often people work themselves out of tremendous opportunities because they don’t want to change, learn the new way and/or make adjustments to the way they run their lives. Here are some examples of how that happens:

  • People refuse to see what's happening on Twitter and Facebook.
  • They don't care to learn how to utilize quick texts with customers.
  • They have no idea how to use all the programs on their iPhone

...all of these things amount to a new way a company must look at selling something and unfortunately, people refuse to see things that way.

Perhaps they fear change. Maybe they like they’re current situation too much. But, before you know it, if you’re not willing to make adjustments and take advantage of opportunities you have in front of you, you’re going to get blindsided by something that could set you off course. A guy throwing a 98 MPH fastball can always sneak a 70 MPH curveball past you if you’re not prepared.

What about productivity at work? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had discussions with employees over the years about the ways they could be doing things differently. Yet, when push comes to shove, they almost always resort to their same old ways.

Making a change is all about  stopping, slowing down and seeking opportunity. Unfortunately, too many people stay stuck. Not enough people take the time to step back and look at the big picture to find out what works and what doesn’t. But doing so is what spurs change.

Remember, you’ve got to change your evil ways.





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