Flexibility is a Kind Practice
For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. — Mary Kay Ash, founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics.
In business, you know what hits the fan, and when it does, you must be ready to pivot at any given moment in response. To do that, you need to be flexible.
Many times we mistake flexibility for the ability to bend but not break, but it’s so much bigger than that — it is a contributor and facilitator of kindness. Business is about relationships, and relationships always include people, and people always mess up, which is why your ability to roll with the punches is a kind gesture as well as the secret to long-lasting fruitful relationships. As it so happens, flexibility is also at the heart of the biggest buzzword in business: sustainability. If you want to grow your business and sustain it, you need to be flexible, as Mary Kay Ash Suggest.
Flexibility is the key to life and to all healthy relationships. In fact, to be flexible is to be adaptable. If humans lacked the ability to adapt to their surround, we would extinct. The best example we have now in society was during the pandemic when everyone had to change, we had to adapt to the circumstances and surroundings so that we would not extinct. As biology defines adaptation is the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
For our business to be better suited to those it serves, our goal is to become better, change, and adapt. Conditions change, from the market to the economy to the customers themselves, we can’t predict conditions as accurately as we do the weather. To adapt to our condition means we can ensure our business’s survival.
Because it is my belief that kindness is a generator of true connection, thereby nurturing the bonds humans innately desire, it is no surprise I have found flexibility as a common currency in some of the most successful relationships.
FLEXIBILITY AND YOU!
According to Tim Ferris, the mastermind behind the game-changing philosophy and best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek, The New Rich are “those who abandon the deferred life plan and create luxury lifestyles in the present using the currency of the New Rich: time and mobility. This is an art and a science we will refer to as Lifestyle Design (LD).”
Yes, times have changed. Mad Men are now Mobile Men; Working Girl has been replaced with Working When-I-Want Girl, and Clock Watchers are controlling their own time. None of us want to be slaves to the grind, and when using flexibility, we don’t have to be. Allowing yourself, your customers, and employees the kind gesture of flexibility in thought, mindset, and schedule shows that you and your business are not only of the 21st-century ilk, you have your sights set steadily on the future.
Jill Lublin — Short Bio
Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals. She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed…Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic. Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years’ experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media. Jill teaches a virtual Publicity Crash Course, and consults and speaks all over the world. She has spoken on many stages with luminaries such as Tony Robbins. She also helps authors to create book deals with major publishers and agents, as well as obtain foreign rights deals. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift and jilllublin.com