Beata Drzazga, a visionary, consultant in business and life, a woman who takes life in handfuls, talks about how to adapt to changes.
What motivates you to take on new challenges?
Beata Drzazga: Over the years, I realized that life is still something new, and work and running a business involve very dynamic changes, so the sooner we adapt to them, the better for us and our enterprises. It is this awareness that I have a new challenge that inspires me the most to act. I am not afraid of new situations or changes, I like to create everything from scratch, because it gives me a lot of joy. I believe that we have to keep up with what is happening in the market, what changes are taking place in the candlesticks and what people expect. We can never rest on our laurels. You have to be flexible in every area of your life. And as for the challenges, they are often the changes. I believe that it is very important how we react to the events we encounter along the way.
Is there anything that makes it difficult for you to face challenges and make changes in your life?
I will repeat what I said above – if you set yourself up that you want to adapt to changes, it will be easier for you. Sometimes, of course, there are situations where it is not easy, but there is no other way. There’s no point in complaining about something that used to work great. You just have to adapt and, together with people, prepare for a new situation and a new role in the environment. My character is such that I have a great ease to mobilize myself to the fact that you have to rearrange something to make it better. Since I was a child, I have had such a rebellious nature that does not allow me to persist in something I do not agree with. For the most part, I can deal with these situations and I’m very positive that I can handle it.
What advice do you give people who don’t have this easy?
It is difficult for me to give general advice, because everyone has a different situation, different challenges, problems and a different mentality. You can only suggest such people to meet and talk with those who have experience and have gone through something similar. It is best to collect information from entrepreneurs and exchange your insights. It’s important not to be alone with the problem. Nowadays, there are a lot of conferences, e-books, interesting live coverage in social media or webinars. But the most valuable are real B2B meetings, where sometimes one sentence can be useful and change the whole world for the better for such a person. It is worth reading a lot about what are the ways and choose the one that is right for us.
Can you achieve change just by changing your thinking?
The very fact that we want to approach the fear of change differently is the work of our mind. Of course, our character is important, for one person this attitude to change will be easier for another, and he will have to try harder to think positively. We are all different. I am a positive and feisty person, I adapt to changes, I do not feel sorry for myself. I don’t mourn over spilled milk. Those who have a different character may try to follow the example of people who can take the bull by the horns. My character traits and my attitude towards obstacles have made it easier for me to deal with them since I was a child. I’ve learned not to give up, I don’t agree with what bothers me, if it can be changed. And if there are situations that, unfortunately, cannot be changed, you should accept them and look at it from the other side. Open up, because maybe the circumstance that we really wanted to change is good for us, and maybe it will even bring a new direction in our activities. So this is another way to evaluate new situations more positively. Everything that has happened to me has taught me to go through problems easier. I think that a change of thinking is already a lot, because it means that we become more flexible to the environment and what happens to us in life.