Or, maybe you’re just tired of being told to pivot, or maybe you’re not even sure what it means.
The Urban Dictionary defines pivot as to “turn around on the spot.” Easy to do in your dance shoes, but not with your business, especially when you’re not sure which way to turn.
Rather than pivoting, let’s focus on adapting. Just substituting the word “pivot” with “adapt” takes some of the charge away. Let your shoulders drop a bit, and release some of the pent up anxiety that’s built up over the past months.
In life and in business, change happens every day, sometimes more than once a day. A key employee resigns, your car breaks down, a vendor can’t deliver on time, or the air conditioning breaks down in August. All these situations require us to change our plans, to adapt to new circumstances. The pandemic is another circumstance requiring us to adapt, to change.
What we do to adapt varies from business to business, but the bottom line is if we don’t do something, our business might not survive. Adaptation options will be explored in the coming blogs.
We all have to adapt to changes in our lives. Take a deep breath, do what you can to calm your mind, reflect on what has changed in your business world, and then start looking for your best options to adapt to the changes around you.