Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Devil that you know is better than the one you don't

The devil that you know is better than the one that you don't. Does this mean to stay with the old stuff forever? Does this mean that the new is not good? The old can be very good or it can be very worn out, or needing a change. The new can be good or not.

Carefully, look at the old and the new:

Look at the old from a different angle. Look at the positives and negatives of the old thing or old boss or situation. Really contemplate it and think about it. Maybe the negative is actually a good thing, maybe it's actually an asset if you use it a little differently. Look at the personality behind the situation. Is there action moving forward or not?

Look at the new from all angles that you can find. Look at all parts of the new situation. Maybe it's a new job, boss, marketing system or other situation. Get all the information. Think about it, walk and think about it, run and think about it. Talk to unbiased people. Use your very professional opinion and be real. Eventually, you will get your answer.

The problem with the latest and newest thing is you really don't know what it is all about. There is something to be said to enjoy the old and really understand all the ins and outs of the situation, system, boss, job etc. You can become an expert, establish a foundation, and be someone who is really solid and has lasting power. When you go to the newest thing over and over, you don't come across as a leader. You may actually come across as someone who hasn't found the right thing. You may know someone who has changed jobs, over and over. What do you think of that person? Reactionary or visionary?? How about the person who stays at a job and only changes occasionally?

Mastermind, mastermind and be real.