My ‘cousin’ Tone in Oslo who is a writer covering the fashion industry just posted an article from “Tout Le Monde” about a new organization called “The Supply Change.” Besides being a clever take on the rather boring business term “supply chain”, I found it a perfect directive for all of us!
The Supply Change organization has a very cool website and is about sustainable fashion. I could not be further from a fashionista so I’ll let my more sartorially elegant friends check that out (though the site is just gorgeous to look at).
I’m just delighted with that directive: Supply. Change.
I also read this morning (only up 28 minutes and look at all this information I’m consuming) that seniors who are physically active – even those in the 80+ crowd – can stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s. The seniors at risk are those most sedentary.
These two thought streams DO tie together with a maxim I used to spout back in my first big corporate job: Act or be acted upon.
It seems like many people’s lives are ruts, interrupted by externally imposed chaotic change.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, life will throw you curve balls – of that we can be sure. But if we are masters of change – because we are SUPPLYING CHANGE – not just reacting to it, the externally imposed change will be less disruptive.
I’m getting some real-world ‘put your money where your mouth is’ experience on this subject this week as I start yet another new job (as an IT contractor starting/stopping work is part of the deal). A colleague from my last assignment lost her job recently in a spate of layoffs and the whole process of job seeking is a foreign land to her. It’s disruptive.
How about you – are you SUPPLYING Change or being assaulted by it? I’d really like to know!