‘The reason we get so fatigued with change is because we don't know how to deal with it.'
Behavioural Scientist Darren Hill opened his keynote at the 7th annual Women in Focus conference in Noosa last week.
Darren revealed the keys to business survival and imparted natural phenomena patterns that lit bulbs and dropped pennies throughout the room.
‘Change is arguably the most natural phenomena known on this planet. All matter is, in some way, in perpetual change. It’s only when we accept our business world is in unending change, can we navigate and even calibrate change. This is the key to business survival’.
There’s no better way to see change in action than to study the natural world and the laws of evolution. It’s here we can see that the extinction of a species is the rule and survival is the exception. It’s the same in business.
The patterns for survival that exist in the natural world, are the same in the business world. ‘We need to leverage patterns and not make plans to survive’, muses Darren.
As humans, we have the added ability to empathise and care. Each business transaction offers us the choice of how care-filled our exchange will be. This decision to be ‘careful or careless’ can dictate business survival or extinction.
Darren also had us collaboratively contemplating why the world’s best poker players win most tournaments. They share the same extraordinary slim chance of being dealt top yielding cards, yet are champions due to one key differentiator. They have a possibility mindset.
A possibility mindset is a valuable focus and ultimately the mindset of success for business survival. A possibility mindset is the difference between a perpetual run of ‘bad days’ and a momentum of winning without changing the external factors.
Honing your survival instincts, focusing on patterns and fostering a mindset of possibility can be the difference between your business thriving or struggling to survive.
A behavioural scientist, and Exec Director at Pragmatic Thinking, Darren understands people like few others do. Darren is the author of three books including the best seller 'Dealing with the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations'. You can connect with Darren here.
"If you are filled with care in business, you will leave an indelible mark on people's lives."
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