These past few weeks I've had a series of experiences which have given me different perspectives on the things around me.
To start with I found a new venue for my seminars- The Coach Centre Dublin 2. After one of my twitter seminars i was delivering a talk on networking for business success across the other side of the city, it made more sense to walk across the Liffey rather than sitting in rush hour traffic.
As I was walking I noticed the energy & buzz of the people walking through the city - going home after a long day at work, to meet friends/loved ones, getting ready to relax & unwind, have a spot of dinner. It's been a few years since I had a "job" in the city centre, nowadays when I 'm in Dublin I'm usually stuck in the car in traffic :( I don't get to see the friendly faces that make up our city, I don't get to hear their excited chatter of where they're going out tonight, I don't get to notice the beautiful architecture and powerful river coursing through the heart of the City.
It prompted me to reflect on how I go about my business - what do I normally notice and how much more am I missing out on by only seeing something from one perspective.
This week I'm going to focus on my business, what I've achieved, what projects are ongoing, and what things I need to cancel, and I'm going to do it from an outside in perspective- just like what I offer my clients. I know the value of an objective view so I'm going to change my perspective and ask myself - "If I was an investor looking at this business, what would I see?"
What parts are profitable? What parts provide an adequate Return on Investment? What parts can I outsource? What parts need to be CUT completely?
If you were to do the same what might you learn about your business?
How many positive things do you miss because you're focused on problem solving issues? Wouldn't you be more effective having a more balanced view of your business?
When can you schedule time in your diary to do something different, or do something in a different way?
The something different I did was:
I wrote this when I was on the train outside of rush hour! I also wrote some more of my book. As I sat on the train I realised maybe getting on the train in the middle of the day and doing some writing, with spectacular views of Dublin Bay mightn't be such an unproductive way to invest my time on a regular basis!
Get a different view & become re-energised & creative.