Stay Flexible & Adaptable

“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”–Kakuzo Okakaura

No matter how organized and prepared you are, sometimes you just can’t avoid the fact that event planning is an unpredictable business. There will always be tasks and obstacles that pop up along the way; the best way to handle these unforeseeable moments is to be reasonably flexible with your deadlines and adaptable to any changes in schedule. This will give you the ability to re-prioritize when the situation calls for it.   

Adaptability is the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances. Being adaptable is a desirable and essential skill, and yet my college professors never emphasized its importance. Things are always changing at work – the economy is up and down, new competitors are popping up out of nowhere, coworkers come and go, and priorities shift. If you can weather the storm of changes and continue producing solid work, you will prove your worth 10 times over

Along these lines, it is important  to be able to do things a little differently depending on who you’re working with. Taking the time to learn how people like to work, and modifying your work style to accommodate them, makes a world of difference.