The swivel chair of 2020 continues even in 2021.

Whether we call it The Pivot, the Bounce, or the “fight your way out of a corner”, we have all had to adjust, rearrange, and adapt to what now is.

The Christmas and New Years break came to a welcome end as the children returned to school to give Mommy and Daddy a first day of quiet in some time…only to immediately be sent home as the whole school became quarantined;

The meetings set to fly to, as Speaker in-person, in March have now been pushed to September and eventually will become virtual;

The families who thought things were fine are suddenly now faced with health challenges, as the world stops around them and fight for their lives.

Time to adapt!

2020 got the ball rolling – 2021 will see how gritty we really are.  

The Promise is in full effect!  

What is your Promise to show up every day, rain, snow or drought?

You thought things would “go back to normal” with a new 2021?

Back to the office, back to eating out with friends, back to the way it used to be?

It may, in some ways, but there has never been a more essential time to live your promise in business, to hang in there, to deliver as only you can –

to continue creating systems that eventually lessen your daily work;

to trust your co-workers will come through, and you for them;

to engage with customers, clients and members in a personal way, albeit Zoom, text, or phone call.

This is LIFE people!

This is our situation.

I hear so many lamenting ‘yesterday’ and how they await for it all to return as it was.

It is the equivalent of the mediocre mountaineer, pack full of gear and provisions, who sighs, “Ahhh, loved getting to the top of that peak.  Those were the days.  Not sure I’ll ever get up another one.” 

MOVE!  GO!!!  2021 is here and this is your year!

What are you waiting for?

Write that book.  Start that podcast.  Type that contract.  Hire that employee.

Update your web site.  Start your YouTube channel.  Write a positive review.

Reach out to your enemy and become friends.

Stay up until the work is done.

Call your Mother back.

Get enough rest.

Do the Facebook LIVE you’re terrified to do.

Teach your kid the ICM Process to help them discover their gifts.

And then teach your co-workers, too (by telling them they are awesome)!

There is no time like 2021.  

People are shouting from the rooftops that the world is coming to an end.  And if it is, what are you waiting for?

This week we celebrate a man, THE MAN, Martin Luther King, Jr., who stood for something and changed the world!

This week we await a great change in power in the U.S.

This week may very well be the beginning, or the end, of many things – we don’t know!

Over that which we have power, control, or a say, I say DO SOMETHING GOOD!

So, what are you going to do about what you can do?

Keep The Promise you’ve always meant to keep.  But do it NOW!

And when you say, “I don’t know how”, or “It’s not like it used to be”…

Then Keep The Promise and Adapt!

~ jason

P.S. For a little fun, enjoy this silly video my kids made playing Ping Pong with items around the house –




Promise Institute Founder * Virtual Keynote Speaker * Speaker Hall of Fame

Author of “The Promise To The One”


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8 thoughts on “Adapt”

  1. Really liked your presentation on the benefits of virtual conferences etc. Ping Pong was fun.
    I have been avoiding doing a Face time live which I might reconsider ( have never made a video in my lifetime. In March I am creating a Facebook challenge and movement called “Awakening in Midlife to the Miracle of You. Important week ahead.
    Sending much love and many blessings,

    1. It really is an odd place to venture to, and yet so important to keep trying new things that will accelerate our influence. You are awesome and know you can do it.

  2. Well, as far as adaptation goes, next week I am going to learn how to make audio that will be available for more people to listen to. didn’t want to. Put it off for 3 months. Then taught myself how to make audio that a few people can hear. BUT I have promised to keep learning. I am smart. I am not too old. I have energy. : ) So next week I will be doing something new!!

    1. I love this comment, Mary Ann. Well done, and yes, you will do awesome with it. Thank you for sharing. Excited to hear it!

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