From a Different View
My best friend and her 2 year old son are in town from Michigan this week. For the first part of the visit my BFF has to work so, we are caring for her son for 56 hours (yes I am counting hours) while she is at a business conference. I’m not counting hours because I don’t love being with this sweet, adorable, energetic boy… I count hours because our life for these 56 hours needs to be different due to his presence!
We have a 12 year old and a 10 year old… so it has been quite a few years since a toddler has been running amuck around the house. We all are on high alert making sure he is safe and happy. He can’t be unattended like a 12 or 10 year old… so both my husband and I have adjusted our work hours and schedule to make sure we are more than vigilant but actively present during this time, so we can enjoy it! It’s definitely different… It’s more time on the floor, so the house looks different from that perspective. I found popcorn tucked under a chair where the routine vacuuming doesn’t reach… I found a plethora of things little 2 year old fingers can grasp that I didn’t know was actually in reach. I found he is FAST… I haven’t chased anyone in a long time and am now reconsidering returning to the gym to get back into better shape!
So what does this have to do with business? A LOT! When was the last time you took a look at your business from another view? When was the last time you looked at your offerings from your client’s view? When was the last time you looked at your business from your accountant’s view? Or your lawyers view? Or from your spouse’s view? Or your children’s view? I could co on… The point is… things look different from other perspectives.
Why not take a look at your business through different eyes this week? Pick a few favorite clients and ask them to describe in their own words what you do… see what their perspective is. (It may even help you update your bio or 30 second intro!) You can go even further and ask what improvements you can make in your offerings or services in their opinion. Use the feedback to make your business BETTER!
Don’t be afraid to take this challenge on! Look at it as an exciting opportunity to see things from a different perspective and a unique opportunity to make positive changes and make your business better! Let me know how it goes!