The Adapter Factor:
The premise of the Adapter Factor is stepping back from whatever problem you are confronted with and using the “pause” button. Freeze frame, stop the music, see what’s actually in the frame.
By really seeing you can start to understand the “why” of the situation and take the appropriate steps to determine the “how.”
It’s the opportunity to take a deep breath before taking action.
The Adapter Factor
The Adapter Factor includes five empowering steps:
- Hit the pause button
- Assess the situation
- Figure out the why
- What is your current GPS location?
- Manage your environment
I learned some of these skills by observing the chameleon – he is the king of the Adapter Factor. By reflecting the environment surrounding him, he sits back and observes. He then makes whatever adjustments are necessary in order to survive. He does not become the tree, a frog, a lion or a dolphin – he is always the chameleon. And then he reveals himself in all his glory at precisely the right time.
He adapts without losing himself.
Adapting to Thrive
Marketing of a new product or service, the innovation of inventions in order to not remain stagnant, the creation of new medical practices and drug development all need action and vision.
The art world and architecture foster the expansion of what is possible in order to create a new genre. Our world is on a quest, the quest to be defined in a different manner than anyone else – to stand out, not blend in.
The Adapter Factor does not exclude that wonderful creativity, it enhances it.
As any advertising firm will tell you — YOU have to figure out the “why” of who would want your product, or as Apple, Inc. says “Create something you didn’t know you needed until it was there.”
But, if they hadn’t done research on how people interact with computers and phones, how could they have honed in on developing such a “user friendly” product. I contend that they had to address our sameness quotient. Now, the success of their products on a global market, attests to the bright minds that were used to and continue to produce those “things we didn’t know we needed.”
Now we come back to my formula, the one that evolved over my decades of coping with the changes I dealt with – relocation, illness, business failure, and a host of other challenges. Each job, each relationship, each educational opportunity provided information that I could use to develop this formula to help me, and others, be more successful in their next encounter with change.
A species adapts to survive — with the Adapter Factor, I’m asking if you want to go to the next level and thrive.
Manage Your Environment of it Will Manage You – Workshop
Most people have everything they need. It’s just in the wrong place.
Productivity, absenteeism and emotional health can all be affected by the space you (and your employees) inhabit.
In this one workshop you can see how you can take control of your space by implementing tools that are specific to your situations and have fun doing it.
In this fast paced world it’s easy to get out of balance.
By starting with your space (no matter the size or location) you can get big results by making small changes…
- Have you ever walked into a space and felt completely “creeped out” or instantly at ease?
- Do you find that some things are going fantastic in your life and others not so much?
- Do you feel uncomfortable in your office space?
- Do you want to draw more customers into your business?
With some simple (and often inexpensive) changes your environment can be a supportive and healing space — one you look forward to spending time in.
You Are Not Your Disease:
How do you cope when you have been diagnosed with a disease that changes your life?
The doctor has your test results. Not so good.
Your whole life is about to change.
There is a grief period: yes, those seven stages apply to a living person as well; people treat you differently, your family isn’t sure what they should do, and you just want to curl up in a ball and ask, “Why me?”
Find out how to “Not Be Your Disease.”
I went through it.
But, I came out the “other side” and found coping skills which allowed me to re-invent my life. I started focusing on what I could do and not on what I couldn’t.
There are many support groups out there and I attended many — however, it wasn’t until I had what I called a “death nap” that I realized that I still had some control in my life.
Let me share my insights with you and, perhaps, you can begin to see that “you are not your disease.”
- What stories are you telling to define yourself to others?
- What are the gifts in your diagnosis?
- How to reclaim your life one step at a time