What will you do next?
What can you learn tomorrow?
Where will you live, who will you connect with, who will you trust?
Are questions better than answers?
Maybe it is easier to get a dummies book, a tweet, a map, a textbook or a checklist than it is to think hard about what is next…
Maybe it is easier to follow rules than to make your own rules.
It’s certainly easier to go shopping. And easier still to buy what everyone else is buying (based on what we have seen with Black Friday). It is certainly easier to consumer than to produce.
We are so used to being told what to do that when we are given the freedom to do what we want without following any instructions, we get paralysed.
The industrial mindset is such that when the teacher is not in class, the students will be play around, when the boss is not at work, the staff take extended lunch hours. We are used to having someone telling us what to do.
People fight for promotions at work so that they can be the ones telling others how to follow instructions.
Some people freeze when you give them a blank sheet of paper and a pen and tell them to write anything that comes to mind. The first question they will ask you is what must a write. They want guidelines, rules, step by step procedures to follow.
We are used to following instructions, that we don’t have the capability to create our new rules.
I think its more fun to write new rules, than follow existing rules.
We live in an extraordinary moment, with countless degrees of freedom. The instant and effortless connection to a billion people changes everything, but instead, we are paralysed with fear, a fear so widespread that you might not even notice it.
We have more choices, more options and more resources than any generation, ever.
The door is wide open, to leave the prison, to create new rules, innovate, to be a leader in your business and let others follow you.
What new rules have you created in your industry?
Today is the best time to create new rules, the door is open for you to do that and the enabling tools are available.