You'd have to be living on another planet to not notice that we’re going through big changes in our lives.

Some of the changes like the economy and employment situation are really hard to swallo.

Other changes, like the ones happening on the technology front, make me feel like I just won the lottery...like the fact that I can run my business from my iPhone.

“It’s not the strongest or the most intelligent of species that will survive, but it’s those who are most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin

I realized this as a kid, when my family moved sometimes as often as every 3-6 months. While constantly changing schools and having to make new friends sucked, I discovered it came with a few advantages.

Like getting a boatload of second chances.

For example, in the 2nd grade, I peed my pants during recess in front of the whole class and as a result I was made fun of for the rest of the school year. But, when I changed schools in the 3rd grade, no one knew about the event and I had a clean slate. At my new school I was the best break dancer in our grade which eventually made me the coolest kid in class.

I learned a long time ago that when you're responsive to change, you usually end up ok. .

Amanda Hite
Founder, CEO Change Agent
Talent Revolution Inc

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Comment by Amanda Hite on September 18, 2009 at 6:53pm
@bartolomeu thanks for sharing! as for your question for me it would be easier to answer what haven't I changed ; )
Comment by Amanda Hite on June 5, 2009 at 3:09am
@toni - love the big word!
@debra - well said
@bill - Bill, I don't know what to say but thank you.... it's moments like the one you just gave me that make me keep doing what I'm doing
@keith - thank you too. And yes I do ; )
@mel - awesome quotes
@paul - thank you and very well put!
@andy - god, i'm cursed with that word...
@jeff - yes it is
Comment by Jeff McLanahan on June 4, 2009 at 5:24am
Amanda,
As someone that moved around quite a bit in my early years, I can relate! A couple of thoughts to echo yours.

The only constant is change!
Change is good!
Comment by Andy Swingley on June 3, 2009 at 7:37pm
and resiliency!
Comment by paul barron on June 3, 2009 at 5:03am
so fun to read your posts- Insightful and always makes me go hmmmm! Not to pun Letterman of course, but to say change is what happens when you ask questions that no one else in the room wants to ask?

Non-Operator
Comment by Mel Kleiman on June 2, 2009 at 8:30pm
Love you attitude on change. When I think of change three statements come to mind.

" If change is so easy why don't you go first."
" the only two people who really like change are babies with wet diapers, cashiers.

" It is not the fast who eat the slow or the big who eat the small. It is the focused and the flexible who eat the unfocused and the inflexible."

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Comment by Keith Bernhardt on June 2, 2009 at 7:30pm
Amanda,
I echo Bill's comments.
I, too am grateful for all of your help and encouragement.

Take care,
Keith

PS Do you still break-dance ??
Comment by Bill Baumgartner on June 2, 2009 at 4:18pm
Amanda,

If ever you are feeling down,
underappreciated,
or just need a lift,

Know that you have made a Change in someone's life.

You have helped someone by your example..........Me.
You have endeared someone by your stories...................Me.
You have enriched someone by your words..............................again, Me.

Great post &
Thank you for all that you do,

Me

Non-Operator
Comment by Toni Shizuru on June 2, 2009 at 10:23am
Absofreakinlutely! Change is the only constant in life.

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