I’m too in my head and too used to my environment

I’m too in my head and too used to my environment

October 26, 2018 1 Comment

“Hi, Google is telling me I’m here, but I’m at a gym,” I said. “Oh, ok, take a right, up the hill, got it.” 

A few seconds later and a quick turn of an industrial-looking door handle of an equally as industrial-looking door emblazoned with a TBG shield, I was inside a room and a building I’d seen countless times on Instagram and YouTube.

I’d reached out to Beave, owner of Tactical Baby Gear, nearly a year ago to ask a few questions about running a purely ecommerce and social media business. After a number of direct messages, text messages and a few phone calls, I found myself thinking differently about how to run Combat Flags.

His advice was great, but what I found to be most valuable was brainstorming with someone who was an outsider to Combat Flags. That outside perspective lent itself to creativity for creativity’s sake, not productivity’s sake.

As I entered TBG HQ I could tell it was designed for creativity. From the lighting to the furniture, it was made to foster open discussion and feel welcoming… the complete opposite of the Combat Flags workshop, which is geared entirely toward Original Combat Flag creation and shipping. Something to consider in the future, right?

After two hours of fruitful conversation, I left feeling invigorated. We talked everything from social media to search engine optimization and Amazon. But we also shared the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny about owning an internet-based business. My to-do list grew, but so did my understanding of what I need to do vs. what I want to do. 

Those 2 hours were some of the most productive I’ve had for Combat Flags this year. On the short drive back, I realized it’s because I’m too in my head and too used to my environment.

And then I applied the outcome of those 2 hours to everyday life… the takeaway is universal. A change in scenery, a change in people, and a change in thought can be so helpful to seeing things differently, opening our eyes to something new and feeling energized to go make “it” happen – whatever “it” happens to be for you. 

With that, and in regard to life and Combat Flags, I’m going to make more of an effort to get out of my bubble and explore. Explore new places, talk with new people and see things differently. Who’s up for the challenge?



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Breck
Breck

October 29, 2018

Always.

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