Okay, not EVERYTHING, but certainly a lot. It does feel like change is all around us, and as we blunder towards wanting, longing for and grasping onto some kind of return to normality, maybe things will continue to change again and again. And maybe that's okay too?
I started out this year wondering what the year would bring my business. I was all about planning, plotting and preparing for a busy year. I tried to predict what the year would bring. I tried to push my business in the directions I wanted, and needed, to make. I tried to prioritise what I would and would not do this year, work-wise. Like most people, I completely failed to plot into my plans for the pandemic. I mean, why would I?
The truth is, we didn't. We couldn't. Even if we were 'warned', we wouldn't. Instead we adapted. My business has adapted. Perhaps temporarily, perhaps longer term. It really feels as if the changes are still a-coming - so it would be foolish to try and 'plan' again, wouldn't it?
I've always been quite 'agile', ready to modify, readjust and at times completely alter the shape of what I do. These recent few months have been no different. I've taken my skills into new places. I've been learning new ways, or perhaps re-learning old ways again. I've taken on a couple of really short-term contracts in a 'new' sector. It has been fun, at times strange and difficult, but it has kept me afloat - in many ways, not simply in my bank balance.
Have I changed? Has my business changed? Will more change happen? It still feels like a period of adaptation, more in flux than saying retrospectively that everything has 'changed', but I am comfortable with that. If you need some help to adapt too, perhaps I can help - get in touch and let us embrace change together.
HI, I'm Kevin and Third Quarter is my Consultancy. Follow my adventures here...