Remaining Relevant

Posted by Tom Locke on July 31st, 2018 filed in Business, History, Life, Technology

I am a firm believer in life-long learning.  If we don’t keep up with the latest trends and technologies relevant to us, we become irrelevant.

Some people are fine with that, choosing to spend their latter years in a relaxed, “non-seeking”  mode.  However, I think that approach puts you somewhat behind the 8-ball when it comes to interacting with loved ones, especially those of different generations (e.g. your grandchildren).

To me, being “hip” or up-to-date is cool and gives you a sense of positive self-worth.

It’s easy to feel left behind by the latest and greatest of everything. It’s always been this way —things change — but it happens sooner, faster, and more often now.

So how do we stay relevant in an ever-changing world?  Lee Silber, my San Diego colleague, suggests:

• Just keep up on the areas of change that interest you and provide the most impact
• Partner with people in the know and exchange your experience for their know how
• Go the other way and find people who still prefer the old way and offer them your goods or services.

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