Who moved my cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese is a brilliant little book by Dr Spencer Johnson.  It comes highly recommended but…I’ve put off reading this book for quite some time.  I didn’t really know what it was about but I had this idea that it was about changing your vision when the shitaki hits the fan.  And I thought it might be about you know, giving up on what you thought you wanted or changing what you want.  So I put it off.  I didn’t want to be influenced.

But this weekend I read it and all I can say is wow, I was wrong.  It’s an easy read,  and it has a very simple message which makes it very powerful.  There are some good messages in this book,  but the one I’m going to talk about today relates to awareness.  Humans are not known for loving change but change is constant.   Particularly when we now live in a digital world facing almost daily innovation in some form.  Innovation means change – sometimes  game-changing change and it’s very easy to be caught out if you’re not following that age old business advice to ‘measure what matters’.  Keeping an eye on your key drivers is how you notice when things start to change.

Make it a ritual to review the things that matter in your business.  Hopefully you know what your key drivers are.  Check-in daily.  Be vigilant.  And keep your sneakers handy.  As per the book, be ready to put them on and get running again.

Have a good week.