Barb and I are hosting our nephew Hunter for the last two weeks of July. Hunter is a college sophomore from Indiana and is visiting the Northwest for the first time.
This past weekend, we journeyed to Spokane for a family event. Hunter now has experienced Poulsbo to Spokane with stops in Seattle and Tacoma in between. He’s taken ferry rides, enjoyed the mountains, and reveled in the “milder” climate. You could say he’s experiencing Washington State with Fresh Eyes.
I find myself often taking these things that Hunter has enjoyed for granted. In fact, I’m typing this missive out on the ferry on a gorgeous day with Mt. Rainier smiling at me! But I have a deadline…
It’s human nature to do this in your life and in your business. How often do we look at our business daily and take for granted what we do and become oblivious to both opportunity and obstacle.
You need Fresh Eyes.
Fresh Eyes will allow you to take a fresh look at your business. You’ll be able to uncover potential obstacles and calamity. By doing this, you’ll be able to better prevent and mitigate. You will also be able to spot opportunity. By dragging yourself out of the daily grind which is a trap for all of us, you can more effectively find opportunity to improve innovation and accelerate growth.
How do you get Fresh Eyes?
It starts with you. Create the discipline to not accept the status quo; to challenge age old accepted practices; and refuse to be ensnared by normalcy.
Second, get help. Find experts that automatically bring fresh perspective because they are outside the organization. These people offer the best resources to both grow and protect your business.
Bottom line: Be like Hunter in Washington State. Refresh your eyes and aggressively seek out ways to better grow and protect your business and unleash your life.
Quote of the Day:
“Less is only more when more is no good.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
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