By Dee Allan Did you know that many animal groups have acquaintances and, like humans, some species can actually form true friendships. Intelligent animal species such as monkeys, horses and elephants have shown they can live within complex structures and form bonded social groups and stable ‘relationships’ across species. They seek out connections.Having each other’s back is key to survival in today’s modern world, as it is in the animal kingdom too. Wolves pack together; bees swarm; birds flock. This ‘togetherness’ maintains a stable ecosystem. We can learn a lot from the animal kingdom, which teach us that working together, setting aside differences and connecting with a commonpurpose is an incredible skill to master.Animals and NetworkingSo what has this got to do with networking where humans are concerned? Well, in short, wildlife populations teach us that the entire ecosystem thrives …
Change is inevitable, it is constant. When we encounter any form of change, our emotions move across the spectrum without much effort. The neurotransmitters in our brains activate at a much higher rate in this disruptive, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. How do we incorporate change as part of our life? Does staying in our comfort zone makes us complacent? We often fear the unknown because our brain likes to visualize the bigger picture. However, there are times when we have to accept the lowlights and trust in the cycle of life.
Believe it or not, it’s a great time to start a business and especially in Singapore, which has been ranked second in the world for being the most ‘pro-business country’ after New Zealand. With overnight sensations being created on YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and Udemy, there are no limits on who can launch a successful endeavor. These ‘new-age’ jobs don’t even necessarily require you to have a degree, or gazillions in the bank to bring your ideas to market.