I love using creative thinking techniques and exercises with my coaching clients to give them an ability to focus on information in a different way to interpret what they are seeing daily. They are typically so used to looking at things from a logical, one-sided way, and I love the creativity this challenge brings into the equation!
Here's an example. There are TWO tigers in this picture. Can you spot the second one? If you can't, don't fret! Most people can't within the first two minutes!
One of the keys to success in anything you are looking to achieve is to look at the same information as everyone else and see it differently. This can be said about business development, your messaging, your brand positioning, your approach to finding a job, your approach to handling client appreciation events, the way you utilize technology for your practice, and so much more.
In our day to day lives, we tune out 99.9% of the information made available to us in the world just so we can get the job done. Often times, we don't even see opportunities out there made available to us because we are not looking for them.
But opportunities are created when you change your perception, and take a look at something from a different perspective...with more intention.
Next time you go into a restaurant, think for yourself, how are spoons made? Who makes spoons? Is the CEO of this spoon company someone who may need my services? When you go to a hair salon, ask your colorist, who is the manufacturer of your private labeled color product?
By focusing your attention in a different way doing this tiger exercise, you changed your perception of the pattern, thereby allowing yourself to see something that you could not otherwise see.
If you want more advice on how to get more creative and think "outside the box" pertaining to achieving your goals, please contact us, and we will let you know how we can be helpful to you! (And we can even tell you the answer of the second tiger, if you still can't see it!)