Sometimes you just need a different perspective.
Mowing my lawn takes 2 to 3 hours depending on the day.
I have more than a couple of years pretty much mowing the same path around the farm.
Starting at the outside farthest edges and making 1 big ass loop until it gets smaller and smaller.
Yesterday, when I jumped on the tractor I did something different, I cut the grass in straight lines going up and down the field.
The craziest thing… I had the most fun cutting the grass and I love cutting the grass.
See being on the back of a tractor gives me a moment to catch up on my thoughts. It’s like meditation with the hum of an engine in the background.
I don’t mind the heat, the sweat, or the dust and grass flying everywhere.
It’s just me and my thoughts and sometimes a podcast.
Every Thursday sitting on the back of the tractor is just one of my favorite things.
Well yesterday when I changed it up, I realized something.
Cutting the grass had become well routine, almost boring.
I was doing the same things every time. Round and round and always seeing the farm from the same perspective.
But changing it I remembered why I enjoyed cutting the grass so much.
I saw a couple of trees I hadn’t noticed before, I got some new ideas for projects, and it was a lot of fun.
It got me thinking about how many things I am doing the same way every time in the business.
I started asking myself what had become so routine that I wasn’t seeing things properly.
What I saw was sometimes you need to change it up and try it a different way.
Do the business from a different perspective.
You might find a few new trees and enjoy that portion of the business again.
What has become routine in your business?