As an Aquarian, I often find myself on the leading edge of change.
I’m an early adopter. I see possibilities where others don’t; I have a never-ending stream of ideas. I sometimes find it hard to understand why others don’t see what to me is as plain as day.
After I graduated with a diploma in public relations in the mid 1980s (having gone back to college in my late twenties), I got a job as a junior PR person in one of western Canada’s largest advertising agencies.
We still worked with typewriters and artwork on boards. I went to the head of the agency and said I thought we should try the new Macintosh Classic computers by Apple.
He looked at me like I was mad. Computers? In an advertising agency? Pshaw!
“I recently bought a Macintosh Classic,” I told him. “Can I bring it to the office for my own use?”
He agreed; reluctantly.
The rest, as they say, is history.
I have vision. I am a creator, an innovator, a problem solver.
Ah. But being a change agent is not an easy row to hoe.
To move forward I must:
- Believe in myself
- Know that what is right is worth fighting for
- Not be intimidated by the powers that be
- Never give up, never give up, never give up
- Take careful aim using the tools and skills I know well
Here’s a story that gives me hope: