How Flexibile Are We?
Flexibility according to Dictionary.com is the ability to be bent, usually without breaking, willing or disposed to yielding, pliability. I think a very good question for us as Americans and more importantly as Americans who must work for a living is how flexible are we? We are a nation of people used to being at the top. Trend and precedent setters. The go-to nation. In the past when America spoke everyone listened. As a result we certainly believed that we were perhaps entitled to whatever we wanted when we wanted it. The line between wants and needs blurred to the point of extinction and now things have changed.
The crash of our economy has caused many of us to take a new look at our status at home and in the eyes of the world. Both important vantage points for a people in the midst of tremendous change. Many feel that this change will permanently alter our position in the world and therefore our economy and ability to make money.
Can we begin to look at different ways to make a living that perhaps take us out of our comfort zone? Could this be the time that you leave corporate America ahead of the inevitable downsize and begin that catering business you always wanted? How many times have you passed that little lunch truck and thought, that’s what I’d really like to be doing. Are there really little dive shops on the beach in Fiji and could you run one? How flexible are we really?