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7 wayS to tHrive in tHe face of cHange (conTInUED FRoM PAGE 42) to positively change interpersonal and team relationships at work, someone came up to me afterwards and thanked me. She said she realized that one of her associates was always saying that she was a perfectionist and it was increasingly bothering her. She said by listening to the stories I told, she now knew how to handle it. She said that she could make a positive change at work by helping people on her team become more aware of how words matter and impact relationships, produc- tivity and your emotional well-being. Your environment shapes you. Words are a significant part of your environment. If you want positive change in your work and life, watch the words around you. Words are containers of power. How are you using yours? reverse mentors Think about taking on a “reverse mentor” to help cope with technological and genera- tional changes. Taking on a reverse mentor was quite a change for me as all my mentors were previously older than me. Will Hart started working for me when he was 12 years old because he was a computer wizard with an abundance of technical talent. Through working with him, I’m able to impart my years of wisdom on a young millennial, but I’m also learning so much about the generational gap and how to adapt the workplace to fit the needs of up-and-comers. Creating a working relationship like this allows you to easily adapt to the ever- changing workplace we are now presented with. 5. it will never be yesterday Because change can cause fear, apprehension and a longing for the way things were, it’s important to remember what Billy Joel once said, “The good old days were not so good, and tomorrow isn’t as bad as it seems.” And yet, it is easy to fall into the habit of wishing things could stay the same as they were. Remembering that it will never be yesterday again, will help you let go of the past and embrace the changes that come with natural progress. 6. live in the House of glad and Pay your r.e.n.t. There are four core human emotions: mad, glad, sad and scared. I call them houses. So, you have the House of Mad, the House of Glad, the House of Sad and the House of Scared. The question to ask yourself is, “Which house do you live in most, and is it time to move?” Yes, you have the capacity to move any time you wish. You just have to decide to go. The House of Glad is the house I recommend. It takes just as much work to live in the House of Glad as it does to live in the other houses, but it is worth it because it is a place where positive change occurs. To live in the House of Glad must pay your R.E.N.T. every day: REST, EXERCISE, NUTRITION and THO