For me, there’s never been anything quite so useful as a change of scenery for getting off the hamster wheel of trying, trying, trying to come up with a solution to an intractable business or life challenge and coming up empty-handed.
I can be worrying something to death in my mind for days and weeks, go out of town for even a short weekend, and come back with a big a-ha or insight about how to solve the thing I was letting wear a new “I can’t figure it out” groove in my brain.
Though I’m not always wrestling with a specific problem when I leave town, I always come back with a fresh perspective and new ideas on my business and my life.
So I’m hoping it is with this short trip.
I’m visiting the family this weekend, a few hours from my home in Wilmington, NC.
It’s Saturday morning, and already I’m getting ideas for new blog posts and essays I want to write, new ways to deliver more value to current and prospective clients, and some big a-has about a new marketing campaign I want to roll out soon-ish.
Who knows? By the end of the weekend I may have figured out how to save the world, ha ha.
And since I’m here with the family, and the smell of something decadent and delicious I usually don’t allow myself to have is wafting out of the kitchen right now (Bacon? Pancakes? Eggs? Mmmm . . .), I’m going to have to say goodbye for now. 🙂