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See it differently

Every once in a while it is good to look at things from a different perspective.

When Netflix first started out, they approached the biggest player in rental videos at the time, Blockbusters. They got turned back as they met with no interest in their streaming video offer. Today, Netflix is everywhere and their business continues to expand. 


Can you think of a time when what you held as a sure outlook suddenly crumbled because of something different? Did you ask yourself, why didn’t I see that coming?

Things can change for several reasons so it’s wise to keep tabs on the causative forces such as technological advancements causing disruption to the conventional ways of doing things, think of the Internet or Uber. Fads and trends that people subscribe to, think fashion or the whole eating healthy movement. Economic changes that could transform a community, think of oil discoveries that have defined the focus of many nations. Political changes that impact several government policies, need I say more?

Sometimes it can be really difficult to see what is changing, so why not surround yourself with people who do and who can help you see it differently.