I’ve often used this phrase with my clients. When you think about a rock, what comes to mind? And when you think about water, what comes to mind?

Exactly. A rock is stagnant, it doesn’t move, it’s inflexible. Water on the other hand is literally fluid. It moves around rocks and flows freely.

When you think about your business, or your life for that matter, be water and not a rock. Roll with the punches. Always remain fluid and flexible. Things come at you pretty fast. Things change on a dime. If you remain inflexible like a rock, you are not able to deal with the situation effectively. It’s kind of like denial; standing strong in your place and not budging. How does that serve you? How does that serve your staff? How does that serve your clients?

So ask yourself, “How can I be more like water?”