Iâ€™m sure Kris and I are not the only two people that often wonder what causes some people to do so well and continually prosper in this tough economy. Weâ€™re both huge fans of Steve Jobs...talk about inspiration!Â Watch the video attached to this post, itâ€™s so inspirational that I watch it anytime i'm in doubt of what i'm doing in my career.
Weâ€™re always looking for things that inspire and motivate us, even when were doing things like todayâ€¦an overhaul of our office.Â Itâ€™s much needed every couple of months as this is where we spend a good majority of our time. Things get cluttered, I donâ€™t realize how â€œclutteredâ€ until I look around and canâ€™t see most of my desk! Totally grossed out with the dust that had gathered around the unmoved objects that should have been tossed out before even being placed in our office!
Kris and I have many similaritiesâ€¦but one major difference.Â I toss out everything; Kris likes to hold on to stuff.Â I do have to admit, Iâ€™ve tossed out a few things that I wish I would have held on.Â For me itâ€™s the unidentifiable stuff that looks useless, then one day I need a connecter for my computer and Kris reminds me we have severalâ€¦Oopsâ€¦HAD several.
While we were cleaning, moving things around and getting rid of the â€œstuffâ€ we realized that we had discovered an entirely new way to set up our officeâ€¦A much more effective way to work.
So what does that have to do with Steve Jobs you ask?Â How can the new i-phoneâ€¦i-pad be in such high demand in what seems an endless recession.
Itâ€™s INNOVATIONâ€¦It is the innovators who not only survive but thrive, it is the innovators who will lead us out of the recession.
Those who fail to innovate will, unfortunately, fall behind.
Innovation is not a special talent possessed only by a gifted few, nor is it exclusive of hard work.
In fact, innovation and hard work go hand in hand.Â Like cleaning our office, if we would not have put in the effort of all the hard work to get it cleaned up and organized we would never have realized that we could work more efficiently with the changes we made.
I would challenge everyone to become innovative, realize that innovation will emerge when you moveâ€¦move things around, move forward...move...MOVE.