At the end of my undergraduate days, I had some time on my hands and decided to do one new, exciting thing every day. I invited my friends to join me when they had time, and we discovered all sorts of unusual things about our university. One highlight was contacting the carillonneur who played tunes on the carillon bells in our iconic tower. The tower was never open to the public while the musician was performing–until I called and asked him to let us watch his performance. It’s an experience that I’ll never forget.
Occasionally, I try and make a point of following the same practice of doing one new thing a day–particularly at the end of the year when people are turning their attention to other matters and don’t want to talk business.
This week, I’m devoting at least 1/2 hour a day to new, social media that I haven’t investigated yet. I hope to also discover at least a few new bloggers in the marketing field that I would like to add to the list of those that I follow. Another one of my favorite things to do is walk down a commercial block and visit every single store to see what irresistible treasures I’ve missed, and see who has business and personal resources that I’ve overlooked.
I tend to get inspiration for business when I’m least looking for it. This week, I’m going to finally go see the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. I think I’ll learn something from the graphics and colors used in the exhibit materials, the arrangement of the work to create a story, the marketing of the exhibit–and last, but not least–how to walk like an Egyptian!