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What’s Going to Happen to You in 2016

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If only you had a crystal ball. The planning, the decisions, the choices would be so much easier. But you don’t. And those decisions and tradeoffs aren’t easy. Should you stay? Should you go? Is that project realistic? What if they reorganize… again? Are you getting the whole story?

What You Do Know About 2016

There’s much you can’t possible predict. But I’m confident…

  • A co-worker will really tick you off.
  • An unlikely subject will surprise you with their generosity.
  • Work you do will be vastly under-appreciated.
  • You’ll learn something new.
  • You’ll regret what you said.
  • He’ll take more credit than he should.
  • It will be one of those weeks.
  • The balance will get way off kilter.
  • You will know you did the best you could.
  • You will screw it up.
  • The news will suck.
  • You will fix it.

Knowing natural ups and downs are going to happen, and they are happening to everyone, will help you save vital energy for what matters most.

There’s much freedom that knowing the minor frustrations are not so much a matter of “if” but “when.” That way when they do show up, instead of reacting poorly you can say “Oh there you are… I’ve been expecting you” and keep perspective on your bigger mission.

I was inspired to write this post when my blogging hero, Seth Godin, shared his more universal Surefire Predictions.

Your turn. What advice do you have for a less reactive 2016?
Filed Under:   confident humility, Energy & Engagement, winning well
 
 
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt helps leaders around the world achieve breakthrough results, without losing their soul. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, customer service, and HR. She was recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers, AMA's 50 Leaders to Watch in 2015, & Top Thought Leader in Trust by Trust Across America. She’s the author of 2 books: Winning Well: A Manager's Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss.
 

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Terri Klass   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Love the predictions you came up with Karin! It is so true that certain things will happen to each of us and we just need to be more agile when they come along. For me, I am sure I will have some predictable participant responses and some that will totally throw me for a loop. I am ready so bring them on!

Happy 2016 Karin!

Karin Hurt   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Terri, Happy new year! Oh, that’s a great prediction.

Woody Till   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Happy New Year Karen

Thanks for the great article. I too share Terri’s sentiment. This will help a great deal this year knowing that they will come and being ready for them rather than having them catch me “Off Guard”.

Karin Hurt   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Happy New Year, Woody! So agree, the more we expect the unexpected the more we can handle it with poise.

LaRae Quy   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Great way to start the New Year!

Happy 2016!

Karin Hurt   |   06 January 2016   |   Reply

Happy New Year to you too!

Alli Polin   |   04 January 2016   |   Reply

Fantastic! “Oh there you are… I was expecting you!” Talk about breaking the frame of misery and frustration that most people turn to when these bumps happen. Here’s to a 2016 with the expected and a fair share of serendipty too.

Happy New Year, Karin!

~ Alli

Karin Hurt   |   06 January 2016   |   Reply

Alli, Thanks. Here’s to serendipity. Namaste.

Mitch Mitchell   |   30 March 2016   |   Reply

Luckily, being self employed protects me from a lot of what you stated above. However, that “learning something new” thing is something I always look forward to on a daily basis… unless my technology is crashing around me and that’s what I have to learn how to fix. :-)

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