Since its debut in 1995, The History Channel has been known to feature shows that retrace historical events around the world.
However, sometime in 2008, the History Channel began delving into the mainstream by featuring historical accounts via a scripted mini-series.
Last year, the channel featured Hatfields & McCoys with major Hollywood actors and actresses that you would not expect to see on a History program.
This year they have two mini-series showing back to back in Sunday evenings:The Bible and Vikings. Viewers are witnessing a change in the way that the channel attracts audiences and growth in the programming repertoire.
The Bible, a scripted mini-series that recounts stories of the bible boasted thirteen million viewers on the first night and 14.1 tuned in this past Sunday. In the same vein, Vikings mini-series had over 6 million viewers on the first night. Not bad for growth and change.
Change can be good or bad and the same can be said for growth. Not everyone embraces the change because it triggers self-evaluation and often times, a harsh reality check. Growth, though great can abort a planning process and shock the people around you, especially if they were not prepared for it.
The thing about both change and growth is that you must be prepared for both. So, I suggest the following:
1. Be patient with yourself and others. as complications may arise because of push back. Remember if you want success, you have to stick with it.
2. Be consistent with your personal brand so your conversation continues to resonate but on a grander scale.
3. Be open to receive more, because as you grow and/or change for the better, your story will be retold by others and more opportunities may arise.
We are all blessed with the ability to change and grow for the better because our knowledge base is always evolving. Everyone may not be pleased with that so you must believe in and respect the process.
Change is good and growth is important and the process is amazing. The end result is a brand new arena to show your amazing works