ProTroublemakers know that they need to ask questions. And since we can’t see the future, we’ve got to be flexible, my friends! But trust me, this isn’t about being totally passive. You can still push boundaries and question the status quo while being flexible and adaptable. This video will explain.
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Transcript: – Hey there friend, it’s Stefanie Krievins, founder of the Pro Troublemaker Nation and right now we are on step five of the 10 essential steps to being a Pro Troublemaker. Here’s what this one is, as a Pro Troublemaker you know that no planning goes according to plan. So step five is challenge the status quo and be willing to adapt as things evolve. As a Pro Troublemaker, we must be willing to set the bar higher and higher and higher. And I’m not talking about unrealistic expectations, I’m talking there is always room for growth for the next level. And then when we talk about challenging the status quo, we have to be willing to speak up when things aren’t working, when the old rules that were set in 1992 aren’t working in 2020 anymore. This is the secret to being a Pro Troublemaker is we find graceful ways to bring up problems, set the bar even higher the next time we evolve a project and be willing to challenge the thinking and the perspective of those around us with dignity, with grace, with respect, right, challenge the idea not the person. And as a Pro Troublemaker who challenges the status quo, we’ve got to be willing to have hard conversations about expectations. We’ve got to be willing to wrestle with conflict and understand that everyone has their own perspective. As a Pro Troublemaker, we don’t have all the answers, we don’t have it all figured out, we need other people in our life to help us see our blind spots and they need us to help them see their blind spots. So as a Pro Troublemaker my friend, step five is all about challenge the status quo, speak up especially when no one else is speaking up. Now let’s get off the internet, get to that meeting, say what needs to be said and I’ll see you next time.