While some take it slower than others, it is impossible to ignore the change that’s happening in the nature of conducting business or being social today.
No one can ignore the massive change in relation between one-another vs. what was the norm 5 years ago. While once a Phone Call meant everything, today a Phone Call is only used when your Mobile is out of battery. While once Mail was the ultimate way of getting-things-done, today Mail is only used for Birthday and Gift cards.
Those who delay to adapt new ways of communication, will find out that their competitors or ‘other friends’ in a personal level, are no longer with them.
I recall in the early 2000’s when the speed of change rapided, people were hesitant to change their way of business, and were in denial of some sort, but as more did change, the domino effect was out of limit.
And yet, some people, still didn’t adapt. Some people still use old-style LG Flip Mobiles, or come to a meeting with the IBM first-edition lap-top computer.
Why are people like that? Are they in denial or is it more out-of-touch?
Well, the same way we can find people still using Yellow Paper Pads to keep track of their Vendors and Consumers, we’ll always have people who work on a 10-year-delay. We’ll never be able to change those people.
Who I’m really talking to tho, is myself, and the many others who push-off full adoption.
While we can agree that business CAN be done on the latest Blackberry Phone, and that notes can be taken on a paper pad, no one can argue that our competitors who uses a fast-phase Smart Phone with smart eMail features, note-taking applications, and instant CRM updates, can definitely deliver a better performance to their potential clients.
Yes, the people that we meet, ARE fine with whichever Mobile Phone we use, and like the stationary note-book we bring along, but the quick enhanced service that they get from our competitor, cannot be beaten by us. We just can’t.
At the end of the day, efficacy is key to today’s business. Loyalty is overwritten by efficacy. I see this every day in business. Just like those who reply to emails professionally have a better shot than those who delay, those who use efficient ways of conducting business also have an edge above the others.
I’m not changing, because my current ways are OK, and there’s always news or buzz about another upgraded system that is to come out, so I push and wait.
The last few months, I’d be saying to friends and colleagues who transformed, ‘I know, but there is a newer system coming out, in 3-4 months, I’d rather wait’. In the meantime however, all around me, fully adopt and update, constant! Let’s talk value for a minute: a new Mobile phone or tablet is lass than $1,000 in all cases. If I don’t think I can make an extra $1,000 per month should I change to a much better system, I should revisit if I’m in the right industry! I believe I’m losing out!
Why wait for the ‘Best’ Mobile system to come out? Why push to see if the next version Pad will be faster? Adapt to what’s available today, and win your clients with Loyalty and Efficacy!!
It’s not worth the wait!