May 9, 2019
Before I launched my new venture, Echo Strategic, I had to look in the mirror and ask myself some tough questions.
For anyone who wants to get better results out of what you’re doing, I recommend putting yourself on the spot, too.
The Change Happiness Correlation
Ask yourself: Are you truly happy? Are you as professionally and personally satisfied (these are so often very connected) as you deserve to be? Is your work as relevant as it should be?
If you answered no as I did, you owe it to yourself to make a change.
Having spent most of my 25 years as the 2nd generation in a family business, I was in a pretty comfortable spot but for a while I felt that something was missing. Deep down I had the feeling that if I could start my own company, then I could take bigger steps toward professional and personal fulfillment.
It’s a big move at 46 years old with 12 consecutive years of college tuition staring me in the face.
Thinking about making the transformation brought up some familiar, age-old enemies. Fear of the unknown. Uncertainty over where things might end up. Worry over how long it will take to get there and the price that has to be paid.
There are those who resist any and all changes, and say they are comfortable with things as they are. What they lack is the awareness that times are changing. Changing is inevitable. Smart people and organizations understand that mastering change is the only way to long term success.
For me to be happy, I had to be in control of my own destiny and lead an organization that can help clients at a very strategic level.
Change happens…the market…your team…your personal situation. Accepting, planning for and having the courage to always be embracing and mastering change – I’ve found these are some of the keys to happiness.
If you are a non-profit, association or business that needs to change, contact Echo Strategic.
-Jordan Grable, CEO, Echo Strategic