As the music changes, so does the dance step change.
I am not a party animal, but I enjoy dancing to good music. Music is good and when you have a combo of good music and a great dancer, life is nothing but bliss.
I once read that, as humans, we have increased blood flow when music is played (Sally, play me no country music please!) thus increasing the flow of serotonin and endorphins in the body.
You don’t know what serotonin is? Okay, that’s the hormone that makes you feel good and on top of the world!
We all take a cue from the music that we listen to. The sound determines how we move our bodies and our legs. In short, our dance steps change when the music changes. Thanks, DJs.
That was precisely the key message from my graduation keynote address at Royal Roads University in 2018. “Many of you are going to retire from careers that do not exist today” was the statement that caught my attention and has been on my mind ever since.
The world is changing and will continue to change — we have no control over that, but what we can control is our own evolution, so that when economic music changes, our dance steps change accordingly.
Imagine what goes on in your mind when a DJ changes to an upbeat music, yet a dancer on the dance floor continues to move to a slow tempo music. You don’t want to be that dancer.
We will be discussing this at this year’s Thrive Conference. Come discover how to read and understand the signs of a changing economic climate, how to stay ready for the changes that you have no control over and how to create, as well as thrive in careers that do not exist today.
Registration opens on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Watch this space.
PS: The conference is FREE!
Written by Dapo Bankole.
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