Mix it Up

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Now that most of us are at home, trying to work, learn, or survive, we need to protect ourselves from ruts.  It is easy to fall into a rut without even realizing what is happening.  Getting out of a rut is difficult.

The best way to avoid a rut is to mix things up.  If you are a Gamer or a TV addict, try turning off the electronics and read a book for a while.  If you are a bookworm, play a game or watch some television. 

Doing different things helps us to stay fresh and helps us to avoid ruts.  Even the things we love can get old after a while.  We need to ensure we are finding new challenges and new alternatives as we make this journey in our lives. 

We are all travelers to a new destination.  The trip is akin to astronauts traveling to a new planet.  And like space travelers who count on their spaceships, our safety is in our homes.  And like those travelers, we are both moving to a new world that may seem familiar yet will have unique needs and requirements.

We do not know what demands we can expect from the future.  I believe we will need our wits about us to navigate certain pitfalls and new ruts.  To be ready, we need to keep our minds sharp now.  To stay sharp, I recommend knowing what is going on, staying in touch, and, most of all, staying out of the ruts.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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