Life has thrown me some curveballs as of lately. The two things that I’ve done to dodge the craziness are to have contingency reserves and implement response strategies. My reserves include savings and skill sets. I keep my resume, LinkedIn and network contacts current because you never know what might be in store.
Having contingency reserves aren’t enough to stay afloat. You must have the appropriate contingency response strategies. For instance, say that you’ve polished your resume and received that promotion, now what? Well, this may mean a new wardrobe and maybe a tech upgrade. A new job might require learning new tech applications relevant to the current position. Developing contingency response strategies make the transition easier. Contingency reserves represent plans B through Z. It is hard to operate with these plans and strategies because even with managing positive change, life is hardly linear.