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Episode #43 – Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things

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Start Seeing, Start Looking, Start Transforming with Fresh Inspiration.
Get inspiration from outside sources. Read magazine articles, go for a walk, ask your customers. Sometimes you get stuck looking at a situation the same way and a fresh perspective triggers a new solution.

Have you ever wondered where “that” idea came from or how that person thought of “that? Especially when you have been trying to find a solution but have been “stuck”.  Maybe it’s because you’ve been looking at it from the same restrictive frame… You could be stuck in a legal/restrictive box and the employee or customer is thinking of the solution from a logistic/need base solution.  At our marina we’d like to change our dock configuration and have thought about it for years, but always have been “stuck” because of the heavy governmental regulations.  Well, I asked one of our employees if he had any ideas on improving the logistics of the business.  And he said something… why don’t you turn the dock like this.  Talk about an “ah ha” moment.  It was such an easy solution, completely missed for years, and will most likely be the solution we choose.

Action Steps
1-Read or listen to something from a completely different source, even if it’s just for fun.  If you haven’t listened to a favorite song or genre in a while, do it today.  Just give your mind a “reset”

2-If you have a “problem” that you’ve been “stuck” on… try asking an outside source like a customer or employee, see if it gives you an “ah ha” moment
Click Here to listen to Episode #43 of the Two Minute Commute

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