The speed of change is increasing exponentially. In this lesson, learn how to implement high-velocity learning, self-awareness, and self-discipline in your teams.
- The speed of change is increasing exponentially. Here are some statistics. How long does it take to hit 50 million users? The telephone, 50 years. ATMs, 18 years. The internet, seven years. Facebook took four years. WeChat only took one year and Pokemon GO, 50 million users in 19 days. Change is constant and becoming more rapid. Are you keeping up? You're facing demands that you cannot hide from. Communication is instant. Information is abundant and change is disruptive. In this video, I want to show you three things that you can implement today to help you keep up with rapid change. In business, you don't want to get left behind. The first skill to work on is dynamic learning. To keep up with high velocity change, you need high velocity learning. You need to be learning continuously, not just when you're required to read a book or attend a workshop. How can you do that? You can learn the art of making every moment meaningful. You can be fully present and fully aware as you go through your day, instead of checking out. Daydreaming or tuning out during a meeting, you adopt the mantra, "I can learn something from everyone and in every moment." Think about a few people at work. What expertise does each one have? Could you benefit from learning from them? I bet you could. But what about learning in every moment? I know what you're thinking. Really? Every moment? Yes, really. This leads to the second skill to help you keep up with rapid change. Becoming self-aware. When you become aware of what you are thinking, how you are feeling, how you might be interacting with others or checking out, it gives you fresh real-time data about yourself. Self-awareness promotes dynamic learning and helps you be agile and responsive to rapid change. The third skill to use to help you cope with rapid change is self-discipline. With rapid unpredictable change, you need to be flexible and responsive, not reactive to change. You want to be flexible physically, emotionally, ideologically, and mentally. Self-discipline includes taking ownership for your emotions, your behavior, and your thoughts. It means building healthy habits that promote the best version of you. There are many habits that you can use to build health, happiness, and flexibility, and a few are things like proper nutrition, a good night's sleep, regular exercise, limits with your work demands, and some fun times with your friends and your hobby. And remember, always keep learning is a motto to keep you agile in this age of crazy fast change. So to keep up, try these three skills this week.
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