by Gary Hansen
My wife and I love garage sales. One of my prized finds is a simple Kodak box camera made in 1930 with a special seal commemorating their 50th anniversary. Yes, Eastman Kodak started his company in 1880 in Rochester, New York, an American legend, a company with an impressive history. How are they doing today? Sadly, they are out of business. So what happened? It boils down to change. Kodak was slow to react to the introduction of the digital camera technology and they were left behind. Tom Feltenstein summed up change very well when he said: “If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance a lot less.” Kodak found out what irrelevance looks and feels like. A company that had to dismantle its corporate structure by selling off all their profitable divisions to pay their creditors.
Kodak has sadly joined Pan Am, Pontiac, Toys Are Us and International Harvester as great products and company’s no longer on the scene. You should ask yourself, “Am I another Kodak when it comes to my job?”, “Am I changing with the times?”. If you are sitting at home watching Dr. Phil or ESPN, you are on the same track as Kodak.
In 2019 the economy is roaring, are you enjoying the benefits of our national success? If you sense now is the right time to make a change, start praying and asking God for wisdom and the next step. If you need help with your job transition, consider contacting our ministry for help. The Bible says “Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” Proverbs 11:14.