It is important to go from working harder, to working smarter, keep up with the new stuff in your industry

 

You can do something good for your business by keeping up with new practices in your industry. No matter type of work you do, from Fortune 500 entrepreneur to Stay at Home Mom, from freelancer writer to traditional employee, things at your job change on a regular basis. In order to be successful at your job, you cannot stay stuck in the past, but must work to keep up with industry changes. It is important because changes may mean increased productivity, increased profitability and a better work product.

Nostalgia has its place. Things that are oldies but goodies, get that name for a reason. That reason is because they work, they are ways of getting the job done. It is good to have an appreciation for old tried and true methods of carrying on business. Additionally, there is something to be said for the idea of sticking with the one who brought you to the dance. However, none of that changes the fact that as industries change, technologies, cultural norms and expectations change, so should the way we do business.