There was a time when a plow pulled behind draft horses was the way to turn the dirt in your field. (Many of the Amish that live in my area still do it this way.)
And if something catastrophic happened and we no longer had gas or electricity, we would probably go back to doing it that way.
But I bet you five million dollars that we would not keep doing it that way for long.
You know why?
Because humans are not built to stay in the same place. They are not wired to remain static. Progress and change are the only ways to move forward, and there has never been a time in history that it has not gone down that way.
If you are not growing and changing, you will get left behind. You may be part of the popular opinion at the moment, but let me tell you…people are fickle creatures, and the thing that everyone is on fire about right now will not be the thing that they are on fire about next year. If you aren’t willing to grow and take risks, you will inevitably be at the back of the pack.
How does this translate to you and your business?
Well, this post was inspired by a message I got from a long time friend yesterday. She has had a website for years, and it’s probably been close to 5 (maybe more) years since the last time she had it done. She was asking my opinion on updating it, and here’s what I told her:
The point in all of this is that if you’ve had a website for awhile, it might be time to consider an update.
Things are always changing, and if even the Amish have cell phones now, it’s probably time for you to make sure your website looks good on their devices.