Change is not building a good reputation – but it is part of life. Its the way it is.
Why does it always have to be so bad?
Or what could be done differently so that the change is good? Or what could be done to divert the course of the change?
While everything may happen for a reason – why not take control of whats happening and and make that reason something positive.
When you take a look at the more daily and reasonable change that happens normally, not only is this something you can usually control, but even if you can’t, why not look for the silver lining.
Yes – agreed, sometimes thats hard to find. Making the best of it is sometimes the only thing that can be done. Embrace the change and move on. Eventually you’ll forget what a big deal it seemed to be and it will all be a distant memory.
Change is work. Theres no doubt about that. Fixing change, embracing change, happy change, bad change. Its all work.
Take for example a large significant event – a wedding. A celebration of two lives – two families, uniting. A happy and joyous occasion. What happens after the honeymoon? Typically a lot of paperwork. Name changes, identification changes, address changes. A lot of change. Its all for good reason – but its still work, and its still change.
Change isn’t always big. It can be as small as going to the grocery store for your favourite snack, realizing their sold out, and picking something else. Sometimes a change like this makes you realize that there are other great things out there. There are other great snacks. Perhaps snacks you like better!
Work can be a tricky one as well.
Especially in the security industry, change can be rampant. Schedules, sites, clients, events, scenarios, incidents. Everything can change on a dime.
Security is tough work. Not just acting like the muscle or the face of safety, but dealing with all of the other aspects that no one takes the time to think of when they think ‘security’.
Our team is incredible with dealing with all the ups and downs that happen on the daily. We have some incredibly fast and busy weeks. Weeks where a solid 8 hour sleep really is a luxury.
Then we have weeks where you can definitely take a deep breath, and relax. We are forever grateful for the people that are constantly stepping up, sitting back, and holding tight while the ride keeps chugging along. Its certainly not always easy.
When your portfolio is based upon events and a constantly fluctuating industry, you can either be a part of the change, or make a change for yourself. Neither are wrong.
Its completely understandable that this industry isn’t for everyone. This lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Its also ok that people grow and change and needs, circumstances, and tolerance shifts.
Being in security is being part of a family. A family that grows, changes, evolves. Some baby birds fly off and leave the nest, others become fixtures. Some come and go and return again. The flexibility that can be achieved while working as part of a team can be a huge plus. Communication is key – and communication needs to be open on all sides.
Change is inevitable. We can’t all stay the same forever. We all need to grow. We all need to look after ourselves and our families first.
Priorities need to be established, and maintained.
Health. Happiness. Life. Things that matter.
If at the end of the day what you’re doing isn’t propelling you to where you want to see yourself in your hopes and dreams, maybe you really are looking for a big change.
If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut – sometimes holding out and just waiting can bring some good change.
If you feel like you’re part of something and you want to help bring upon positive changes and growth for yourself and for your company or career or family, actively communicating and engaging is a start.
We all started from the bottom now we’re here right?
Lets see how far we can go.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.