Chapter 7

Rule #4

Say “Yes” to What's Next. CHANGE IS OPPORTUNITY.

Here's an excuse that makes my heart sink every time: “I'm not very good with transitions/change/ambiguity. It's just my personality.” I also hate “Change is hard,” “We need time to adjust,” and “It's all happening too fast.”

Thirty years ago, change capitalization became a buzzword and the topic of countless seminars and books, and we're still talking about it. What other competency would you be given thirty years to master? My first presentation on this rule was in 1989. Saying you're no good at change is like saying to your company, “Don't waste resources or promotions on me! I'm going nowhere and loving it.” Wait, did that sound harsh? Well, it's kind of like if your daughter's ...

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