Are you staying professionally relevant in a changing world? Here’s how I do it




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Tips from the video are posted below.

I heard something recently which I think is important for all of us to reflect on:

How do we stay relevant with our knowledge and skills as we work for companies or start our own companies and serve our customers?

Here’s how I do it:

  • Stay abreast of broad changes in my industry. For me, it is consumer trends and consumer products. See included images which are great snapshots for me;
  • Use technology and stay current with it;
  • Increase productivity with newly available technology;
  • Learn new skills…always  be learning;
  • Be creative – don’t do what everyone else does and don’t do it just because that is the way it has always been done;
  • Know what you don’t know and learn it; the most dangerous thing to becoming less relevant is when you don’t know what you don’t know.  Industries change and progress as a result of technology and regulatory changes, so keep track of those in your industry and you will reduce the don’t know what you don’t know state;
  • Identify your leverage and take advantage of it. One way to define leverage to me is where you can push with less effort than others and get more results;
  • Know what you are good at and focus on that.  Be careful of doing things that water down what you are good at;
  • Follow your own passions – life is too short;
  • Know your tribe and who you do your best work with.  Try to spend most of your time working work with those people.

The following are from this article:  The consumer sector in 2030: Trends and questions to consider I keep them handy because they provide a great overview of trends to be aware of in my industry of consumer products.

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I post what I see and do in consumer products. But I am just one person with my own perspective. I want your opinion and observations from your point of view. Please comment below so I and others can learn. Thank you!


2016-11-24T14:56:12+00:00By |Categories: Strategy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

I am a startup and growth company expert: sold 1, built 5, and crashed 2. I develop, launch and grow consumer products through uncommon methods that can lead to more sales – faster – and can make a company and its products more appealing to consumers and resellers, with less risk. More about me here.

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