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7 Step Recipe for Resisting Change

Steele Roddick 2018-08-13 15:40:43
Steele Roddick on Aug 13 2018

Step One: Bury your head in the sand.

The further the better. Really get in there. Make sure you can’t see or hear anything that could possibly make you even think about the future.

bury your head in sand


Step Two: Don’t go online.

The Internet is full of change-mongers looking to convince you that what you’re doing currently isn’t working. Obviously it is and always will. That’s not going to change. Especially if you make sure you stay off the worldwide web.

 don't go online

Step Three: Don’t even think about picking up the phone.

That’s how they get you, with their fancy buzzwords and promises of making more money. Who needs them? You don’t. You know better. Let it ring.

don't pick up the phone

Step Four: Never open another email.

No good story starts with “And then I received this email…” You know what kind of stories start like that? Horror stories. Where everything changes. And nothing stays the same. And it’s awful. Just let ‘em pile up. That’s what inboxes are for.

never open another email

Step Five: Really dig your heels in.

Let's be serious, they’re never dug in far enough. Being stuck in your ways isn’t enough these days. You have to really get entrenched. Build a fortress, pull-up the drawbridge, and fill the moat with crocodiles. If you don’t take every precaution, you never know when you might get swept up in the latest tech revolution.

really dig your heels in

Step Six: Ignore bubbling problems.

Channel your inner frog. Sit in the boiling water like nothing’s the matter. You can’t feel the heat. You can’t see the bubbles. Your spirit animal is a frog and you know how to ignore a problem when you don’t see one.

ignore bubbling problems


Step Seven: Repeat steps one through six.

Seriously, change makers are nonstop these days. They will call you. They will email you. They will find you online. So quit answering calls, ignore emails and get off the grid. Hunker down in your fortress, ignore problems, dig in your heels and bury your head in the sand.


That’s the recipe for resisting change.


 If, on the other hand, you're looking to embrace change and evolve your transportation business, take a look at this article about changing for the better, schedule a demo, or download the following whitepaper on how you can use Business Process Automation to change the way your back office runs. 

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Steele Roddick

Steele Roddick is a Content Specialist at Microdea where he creates content that helps transportation companies drive their business forward. He’s endlessly fascinated by technology trends, chess, and discovering new places to travel with his wife.

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