This contributor post was written by Tiffany Han.
Remember when you were younger and you’d have Opposite Day at school? Why is it that, as adults, we have let go of the idea of having fun (just) for the sake of fun and have to be all proper and (blech!) responsible all the time?
It’s time to reclaim the fun: I hereby declare today Opposite Day.
For the next 24 hours, do the exact opposite of what you normally would do in life and business.
Cupcakes for lunch? Yes please.
Always write long, photo-heavy blog posts? Put up a single sentence and call it done.
Spend your evenings checking up on the blogs of your competitors? Downton Abbey marathon.
It’s time to step out of your routine and shake things up. In a big way. We get so bogged down in habits and patterns that it becomes difficult to see any other alternative. And the alternative way of thinking is the first step to making changes and noticing things in a different light.
The secret of creative businesses is that…wait for it…we get to be creative! So make your own rules, let it be fun, get crazy with your bad self.
Don’t be afraid to take some chances with your business, especially if they are ones that will let you enjoy the experience of running it more. Because if you’re miserable with your business, what’s the point?
In the comments, I’d love to hear: What are you going to differently today? Then: report back and let us know what changed for you.