Are you an amateur or a pro?

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See the red dots in the map ^^ up there? They show that the North Pole is moving.

The Daily Mail reported in Dec. 2019: Earth’s magnetic north is shifting at an ‘unprecedented’ rate of 30 miles a year — throwing satellite positioning data and navigation systems off course.

Can you identify? Have your organization’s market position or strategic direction been thrown off course?

I believe the technical term is “goat rodeo.” {Profanity warning}:

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In the past month I’ve heard:

  • City staff ask, “Should we do strategic planning or just wait for the next election and start planning with the new crop of council members?”

All of us who call ourselves change-makers or visionaries are trying to beat back today’s goat rodeo so it doesn’t crowd out the long game.

{Cue the inspiring music while I remind you that you’re a pro, not an amateur}

  • Amateurs are addicted to the adrenaline rush of the urgent. Pros deal with emergencies and keep the long view.

Breathe. We got this.

Love,
Rebecca

PS: Science nerds will love the Science Alert about the North Pole here.

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Passionate about better futures. Futurist, economist, Zen priest. This is where I workshop my ideas. Also: http://eepurl.com/cWJno9 and rebeccaryan.com.

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