I love the winter scenes of snow covered rooftops and trees in the countryside but then again I only see it maybe once each year. The reason I love the picturesque scenes so much is because usually I don’t have to feel the snow or the cold.
As you may or may not know I spend most of my time in tropical climates that pull in 35 degree Celsius heat waves as a norm, but sometimes I like to travel to the UK to visit friends and family and to ‘absorb’ England. Visiting England, especially in winter is kind of like getting a sweet slap in the face.
The cold is bitter but it’s a wake up call to what people experience in winter climates.
The only reason I like it is because the winter scenes are beautiful and I don’t have to fight through the bitter cold mornings to do my work. If I had to travel or work outside in winter I probably wouldn’t like the winter months so much.
But this is my point. When you are in the crowd of people who are all following the blind, i.e. cuing in traffic to get to work, following a routine your not happy with, seeing everyone else following a similar routine and desperate to spend money rather than make money, it’s difficult to see the other side of the fence.
What I mean is that when you’re in the crowd, it’s more difficult to see the big picture from above.
Why would you want to see the big picture?
It reminds me of a previous post; Selling more on eBay the 1000 mile high view
Being able to really SEE the big picture helps you realize that you don’t simply have to follow the crowd.
There are benefits to this..
- Being able to truly ‘think outside the box’
- It’s easier to commit to your own needs and your own passions
- It’s easier to see what the crowd really wants
- Overcoming your fear of freedom!
For example; When I see market stalls and products in shops in England I’m always comparing prices to what’s available in other countries.
Most people might walk into a shop that sell supplements or curtain blinds or anything else a little unusual, to actually buy something. I go in to check what’s on offer or more importantly what’s not on offer.
If you find a product available on the internet that you know people would want that isn’t easily found in the high street shops or market stalls then you might just have a hot idea for a product to sell on eBay.
Experiencing different climates and travelling helps you ‘think outside the box’ – it opens the mind to possibilities and opportunities you would have never even dreamed of before.
Make time to have a look, won’t you? (From ‘outside the box’ that is), and consider if what you are doing and feeling is where you really want to be right now – or whether you would benefit from watching and thinking from ‘outside the box’ a little more.