This is a popular route so the train was pretty full this morning and I couldn’t get my usual seat somewhere on the left hand side of the train. I love this side because it faces the ocean and watching the sunrise over the waves is always a beautiful site.
But, as I sit here on the right side looking out the window as we fly through numerous little New England towns I’m noticing all sorts of new things. A cool set of artist studios in an abandoned mill, the funky cube house full of windows and a bit yellow tugboat chugging through the water. The simple act of sitting on the opposite side of the train is showing me almost a whole new world.
What can you do that would give you a new perspective on something familiar?
Is there something you do every day that with a slight shift might change it completely? Think about where you usually workshift, eat breakfast or cook dinner. In your business think about the time and location of your standard meetings, how you reach out to customers or look for new leads.
I’ve talked before about how routines are important, but how can you stay true to your routine but add in a little variety to see if it can give you a fresh set of eyes or open up new opportunities?
Try it today and let me know what little change gave you a new perspective.