“To get to the future, you must invest in the future!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
This was the theme that was relentless behind my talk yesterday in Montreal for a major home renovation franchise organization. Amazon is disrupting the industry; social media has a profound influence on how people make renovation decisions; virtual reality will come to play a role as we enhance the ability to do a virtual ‘walk-through’ of a renovation plan.
And then there’s the impact of smart homes! Guess what – smart homes will be way smarter than you think! Right now, thermostats and connected doorbells are all the rage. Tomorrow, your Tesla in the driveway will be part of the energy grid, and your home will be part of an overall local neighbourhood energy grid. Read my blog post – “Trend: Smart Homes Will Be Smarter Than You Think!”
The key point is that their industry is in the midst of massive change, and they need to make major investments today to make sure they arrive in good shape! They need to do an innovation health check!
The same holds true for your personal development. Are you learning, motivating yourself, taking on challenges, and doing all the other things that will prepare you for tomorrow? If not, start today!