5 Ways to Shake Things Up
Many years ago, I made a New Year’s Resolution to try to be more adventurous with food because I was one of those people who always ordered the same thing at a restaurant and I had a stable of exactly three recipes that I cooked. Now I eat Indian, sushi, falafel and pretty much anything I can get my hands on.
Today, I was reflecting on other ways that I could expand my horizons and shake things up in my world. And now, I’ll share them with you.
Take a different way home. — We are, many of us (even most) creatures of habit. And so our drive, walk or train ride home can turn into a mind-numbing experience in which we zone out. But, if we take a different path—even a longer path, perhaps—we never know WHAT we might discover. A new coffee house, a billboard advertising something we’ve just got to try, or even a company we never knew existed that is just WAITING for your sales call.
I actually took the girls and my dogs for a walk the other day and went the opposite way that we normally go, and discovered a pretty awesome hill that has “sled on me” written all over it. I never saw it before because I always just walked right by it. This time, I approached from the base of the hill and got a totally different perspective. Do me a favor. Give this a try and please share a Comment with us all about the results.
Try doing something you have always said you would NEVER do. — For me, this was “go anywhere alone.” Then one day, a coworker, responding to my complaints that I really wanted to go see a movie but had no one to go with, said, “Why not go alone?” and from then on, I actually often prefer to go it alone. I can sit where I want, get the bathtub sized popcorn without guilt or judgment, and I don’t have to worry that my partner is or is not enjoying the movie.
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.