Time for my traditional Reinvention Weekly - and this week we're talking about a personal reinvention hack that provided SO much benefit in my life that I simple have to share it!
So, here is the thing.
To reinvent on time, to stay relevant, to notice trends before they hit us, it's crucial to develop a system for anticipating change.
Trusting a chance or getting occasional input at a conference or industry-specific publication worked well when things were more stable, but in todays volatile unpredictable world, missing a trend might cost you your business - or career.
In companies, we build a trend-watching system that works like a clock - providing regular timely warnings for threats and opportunities emerging on the horizon.
But about us as individuals?
How do we stay on top of trends that might disrupt our life and career?
How do we make sure we do this systematically - rather than rely on "happy accidents" to help us stay future-ready?
My answer? Create a personal Advisory Board!
The idea is simple: we can all benefit from a regular thoughtful input from a diverse group of people.
So, why not create a personal Advisory Board that helps you manage you, your life, your career?
My board has 3 people on it: a business owner, a scientist, and a consultant.
We aim to have a virtual coffee at least every 2 months - and those are some of the richest conversations of my life.
No, I don't pay my Board: the payment comes in a form of the benefits we all get from the questions asked, trends reported, and inspirations shared.
And I don't serve on their Boards either, but happily "pay it forward" by serving on two other personal Advisory Boards.
So, what do you think? Ready to try?
If yes, send me a short "yes" so that I know this idea resonates.
And if you are not sure where to find a potential board member, I have an idea: use our private Facebook Group, the Reinvention Society, to post an announcement with some ideas of who might be best to serve on your Board.
I have a feeling some amazing options might show up.
Send you my warm wishes for successful personal and professional reinventions,
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva helps companies such as Coca-Cola, Kohler, and IBM turn change and disruption into an opportunity.
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