Welcome To The New Normal World

Wake Up! The Good Old Days Are Gone Forever!

If you’re dreaming and wishing for the good old days to come back, you’re dreaming and wishing an impossible dream. This is it. This is your new and real life. This is your new and real workplace.

Do you remember when money was floating around and your company was spending it just because it was available? Do you remember the perks and bonuses? Yeah! Life was wonderful, wasn’t it?

My advice to stop replaying the good old days in your head. You are actually creating undue stress for yourself. Let’s see…

Today, you are being asked, or even forced, to do more with less in spite of your lack of resources and a shrinking staff. It seems like most people are struggling with one thing or another. The news keeps telling you things it will get worse before it gets better.

Most people are frozen in their tracks hoping the good old days will surface again. Well, I have bad news for them. Those days they’re waiting for will never, EVER, come back to normal. I know. I know. As a professional keynote speaker that inspire and motivate others to be optimistic about the future, I shouldn’t be sharing the bad news with you.

The reality is, I’m trying to be real with you. I could easily tell you what you want to hear. But, it wouldn’t be good for your mental state. At some point, you and I have to face the reality that is present. Yes, we are disappointed with how things are turning out. But, we have to suck it up and move on.

This is the new normal world. Welcome to it! You might as well make yourself right at home. Whether you want it or not, things will continue to change. No one knows for sure what this world is going to be in tomorrow. I just know more disappointments are on the way. Just be ready and be bold to face what may come.

The futurists can only take a stab at the future. They are in the dark just like the rest of us. They thought they had it figured out until the economic tsunami swept the business world and caused major havoc. They didn’t see it coming just like we didn’t see it coming. Of course, they will tell you they knew it after the fact.

You see, there are events that are totally unpredictable. Those may be natural catastrophes, or falling regimes in the Middle East. The key is to learn to readjust and embrace change.

Your thought right now may be, “He is supposed to inspire me. But this is too negative.” What do you mean I’m being too negative? This is awesome news for you. This is my way of positively preparing you to win regardless of your circumstances. You see, we are living in the most exciting times EVER!

Your chances of striking it big have increased dramatically over the last few years. As I say to my audience members often, “Change Is A Gift! Embrace it now or you risk becoming unnecessary.”

If you stop fighting change and make it a friend, you can discover the opportunities that lies ahead. And it’s not hard to see them. Simply ask yourself the right questions.

Change your inner conversation. Have the right attitude. As simple as that may sound, that’s exactly what you need these days. You need the attitude that says, “I will make it work. I will do the best I can with what I have. I am ready for more change. I will win. I will be successful.”

Come back here and I’ll share some exciting tips, ideas and strategies with you. I’ll show you how to become indispensable and relevant in this new economy. I’ll give you the tools you need to create the kind of future you want to live in.


  1. Barbara Alexandre

    I love this post coz. Yes we are still dreaming and don’t want to take a step back and plan in the present to get a better tomorrow because we are so use to the goodies that doesn’t mean a thing to us now in hard times.

    Facing reality the new change is only looking in the mirror and say that yes I will have to make more sacrifices and leave in my means to get where I want to be.

    For me that is ok for me because I know that is only part of life and if I love what I do no matter what I’m doing will no longer be a sacrifice it will only bring me closer to my goals dreams and a better life, but for some is close to impossible.

    So yes if I have to scrub a toilets or two to make it work only my attitude will bring me a good life and not the other way around. Embrace the change roll up your sleeve and get to work.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Barbara,

      Great to hear from you! I’m sure you love what you do. As an actress and a film maker, you are impacting lives. You are creating a meaningful legacy. I love your attitude! I look forward to talking to you soon. Press on coz!

  2. ricardo pavon

    Yes indeed my friend, we are dreaming, thank you for re ensure what the future can hold, so we can start planing differently.
    Great words, thanks

    • Rene Godefroy

      Awesome Ricardo! Yes! The future is being created everyday based on the actions we take and the decisions we make. Keep pressing on! Get ready to shine in this New Normal world.


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