September 10, 2007
Liz published this at 5:30 am
some days, some times of the year, what you planned just isn’t working. The kids are one place, and you’re in another one.
Any actor, any writer, any artist who performs for an audience, will tell you the same thing. Parents know it. Managers know it. The folks who care for animals know it too.
Ask any marketer. I bet you’ll hear that customers don’t behave according to plan.
When I used to work in an office, I called certain times of the year “karma-skew,” because they were predictably off. Those were by no means the only ones when it seemed that most folks in the building were, well, . . . a little bit . . . um . . . zany. I only wish. What we really were was bored and cranky.
Any first grade teacher knows it happens before a rainstorm, or when the sky clears, or when there’s going to be a vacation day, or when it’s the first day back, or a special event, or hundred million other everyday catastrophes and celebrations.
Who cares why? It just does. A time comes when we need to change things up.
When it does . . . you set the plan aside, and you say, “I have an idea!”
Actually, I have lots of them. I have ideas about having ideas, about making friends, about being jazzed and productive — all things that are fun!
So let’s put the heavy thinking aside. Here’s a great place to start.
What’dya think? Good idea? Are you ready to come along?