Timing -Â you’ve heard the popular phrase, “timing is everything”.Â IÂ don’t agree, it isn’t everything…but it is aÂ significant part of the equation.Â There is a distinct possibility that you may be presented with an opportunity – butÂ you are not ready to act.Â
In that case, timing could have been everything, but it wasn’t.Â Why?Â Because you weren’t prepared.Â You didn’t do your homework.Â You didn’tÂ scenario plan. Â What do you need to begin working on now, so you can be ready when the timing is right?
Transitions – often the “timing” I’m referring to is related to a transition.Â It might be related to your work, a change in a relationship, or impact where you live – but it definitely involves motion.Â Dictionary.com defines transition as “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another”.Â Transitions can be either good or bad – they are generally not neutral in nature.Â
So – let’s say for sake of argument – that the timing is perfect and you’ve prepared for the opportunity.Â Now you’ll need to navigate the transition with care and intentionality.Â Care to keep key relationships intact, and intentionality to create win-win scenarios whenever possible.
Technology – In today’s fast-paced world, technology can help you prepare for the opportunities ahead.Â With intentionality – you can research onlineÂ and prepare yourself with the knowledge you’ll need to succeed.Â Â This may seem simple – but only 10 years ago this would have been more difficult.Â
Technology can also assist you with navigating the transitions you face.Â From consistent and courteous communication tools like email, IM, texting,Â twitter, facebook, linkedin, skypeÂ and more to developing your own blog or widget.Â You can leverage technology to navigate the terrain ahead if you’re intentional about learning and experimenting.Â
What opportunities are you anticipating?Â Are you prepared?Â
How could technology help you transition?Â What will you do about it?