The Power Of Anticipation: How To Handle Problems Before They Arise


I want to talk to you about the power of anticipation and how to handle problems before they arise.

It is so important that you look forward and prepare for the unexpected, because there are going to be crises that arise in your life that shake you to your core.

Things happen in life that are outside of your control, related to the economy, personal finances, relationships, health, work, etc.


Anytime there is change, there is a new challenge that arises, but the good news is that you can shift the way that you perceive these challenges, and see them as opportunities and gifts for growth.

Below are the 7 triggers that will cause crisis. In order to be successful, you need to anticipate these changes, instead of reacting to them.

1 Change in Technology

Technology is changing and evolving every day. For example, virtual reality is changing the world.  If you want to be successful in business, you need to be one step ahead and anticipate technology trends.

 2 Change in Competition

If you have a great business, but all of a sudden a new competitor joins the market that offers something better than you, it can change everything.  How are you going to stay one step ahead of your competition?

 3 Change in Culture

As a business owner, you need to stay on stop of shifts in cultural trends and behaviours.  How will those shifts affect you, your team, and/or your customers?

4 Change in Economy

Financial crises occur, so you need to be prepared for that.  Ask yourself, if this occurs, how would this effect my business?

5 A Change in Customers Lives

How you will market your services and continue providing value to the next generation of customers?  Do your research and find out what is driving customer needs.

6 A Change in Employees Lives

How will you continue to support your employees so that they stay motivated and inspired to work for you? Do they still believe in what you are doing, and if not, what can you do to change that?

7 A Change in Your Life Stage

Life happens, and sometimes we aren’t prepared for it. Changes in your personal life can trigger massive changes in your business, and so it is imperative that you prepare for the inevitable.

In the words of Charles Darwin –  “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”.

What do you do when change occurs? The reality is that if you do not adapt, you will be left behind.

Ask yourself questions – What do I need to anticipate? How is the world going to change?

If you want to be successful, you need to anticipate challenges. Reflect, do your research, and take action!


Author: Stefan James , Editor

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