For those of you who don’t know, I home-school my 6 and 4 year old sons. This morning during an art project(where I was really trying to sneak away to write this) I completely undid my 6yr old.
I had given him green construction paper, his favorite color, but when I noticed he was going to need more, I gave him orange paper. His eyes welled up. His lips quivered. He started to tremble. He began protesting that green was his favorite color and for a moment, I was going to give in, but I just couldn’t. Not that I enjoyed seeing him distraught, rather, I believed it to be more important that he learn to adjust and be open to both different perspectives and experiences, even with something as small as color.
We can get like this with our businesses. So blinded by our personal “favorites” and habits that we miss opportunity for growth. Coming off the recent series exploring branding, I’d like to challenge you today to try something new in your business. If your designer is suggesting a new color or your coach is encouraging a new angle on your message, whatever it is for you, I dare you to try it.
You just might like it. And if not, well, that isn’t the end of the world either. Just remember, the sky is the limit, as long as you haven’t installed a ceiling.