Preparing for Change


In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” Mike addresses the significant challenges faced by individuals in industries undergoing major changes. Mike shares his wisdom on how to adapt and strengthen oneself during times of industry upheaval. The episode delves into the importance of resilience, recognizing opportunities in crises, and leveraging transferable skills.

Mike discusses how to develop a mindset geared towards learning from setbacks and identifying opportunities amidst change. They emphasize the importance of surrounding oneself with wisdom and preparing for possible outcomes. The dialogue also touches upon the value of transferable skills and the necessity for businesses to pivot when facing industry-wide changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing an attitude of learning from setbacks and identifying opportunities is crucial during times of significant industry change.

  • Surrounding oneself with wisdom and preparing for potential outcomes are key strategies for adapting to change.

  • Transferable skills can be valuable assets when transitioning to different career paths or industries.

  • Every business must eventually pivot; recognizing when and how to do so is essential for long-term success.

  • Preparing in advance for potential crises can mitigate their impact and provide a strategic advantage.

Notable Quotes:

  • “In every major crisis in any industry, somebody created a multi-million dollar business out of the crisis because they identified what the problem was.”

  • “Identify what opportunities are there and then look back at what your skill set is and see where you can go from there.”

  • “You’re not going to be okay sitting on the beach in Florida with a category five hurricane offshore saying, well, at least it’s a beautiful day today.”

  • “Be resilient, surround yourself with smart people, and then what are the outcomes that I could expect and how can I be prepared for those?”
  • “Every business has to pivot eventually.”

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