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. .
You know the drill - money is tight so your spouse tells you to not spend too much money. So you start 'brown-bagging-it' to work. You feel a little foolish, maybe a little humiliated, that you’re forced to do this but you have no other choice. So you make up some story for your co-workers like, 'I’m trying a special diet' so you don’t look like a cheap-skate.
Anthony’s Fish Grotto, San Diego’s oldest family-owned and operated seafood restaurant company, is embarking on an ambitious effort to rebrand and remodel its restaurants, including the North Embarcadero flagship location that houses Anthony’s Fish Grotto, Anthony’s Fishette and Anthony’s Star of the Sea Event Center.
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