Here’s what happens when you forget to put something away after the holidays and then you’re too lazy to climb above the garage again……………
Your dogs find the box while you’re out and decide that the $19.95 you’ve spent on a 3″ chew toy is not as fun as a cardboard box with something inside.
So you stare at the box day in and day out; thinking I need to find something in which to store the Charlie Brown Tree. You’re also having flashbacks of mother yelling at you to clean up your room.
But then I get to thinking in a completely different manner…………..
Maybe there’s another use for the tree?
- I have a cookie jar that now acts as a planter. Much better on the waist.
- I have a plastic beach pail that is now my Bucket of Ideas. Every time some crazy idea pops into my head I write it down on an index card and toss it in the bucket. Periodically I go through the bucket and get inspired or ask myself what the heck I was even thinking.
- Recess At Work Day started out as a day of fun and games; and my clients and fans led me to see how it can be used as a fun opportunity to engage, train and create with your team. That event led to the creation of the RECESSitation Pack.
There’s got to be a use for this tree. Why does it have to only be a Christmas Tree? Why can’t it be something else?
And then the other day I was out “Puggling”; spending time with the two adorable dogs (Puggles) who both look at me with that “I don’t know who did it” face when I come home and find the most recent damage, and saw the Holiday House; the house that is always decorated; the house with a tree in the window that is decorated year round.
And I got inspired. I ran to CVS last night; picked up a few things and boom…………..
THE CHARLIE BROWN PEEPster TREE!
Along with some things to ponder:
Is there a use of your product/service other than its intended purpose?
Not sure? Take a RECESS today; hold a short brainstorming session.
Have you shared those ideas with your employees? Your customers?