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No Two Snowflakes Are The Same

Most things in this world are like snowflakes — not identical. Sometimes the difference is so slight it’s almost not noticeable.

With this in mind, people need to learn to think outside of the box. Both when they approach work and their personal life. Thinking outside of the box makes all the difference.

Out Of The Box In Business

In business, no two companies are the same. They might offer similar products, but the execution of those products will always be different, even if it’s just slightly.

Think outside of the box is what will bring these differences to the forefront and enable the leaders of the companies to capitalize on them.

Out Of The Box In Everyday Life

In everyday life, thinking outside of the box keeps life interesting. Going about life the same way every day creates boredom and complacency. Try waking up early, trying something different for you meals, take a different route to the office.

Thinking outside of the box enables people to bring about change quicker and more effectively.

What do you think? Do you try and think outside of the box?

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Thinking Outside The Box During The Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time. Family, that you only see on holidays, coming in and spending extended periods of time with you, present buying, holiday parties, you name it it’s stressful.

For many, the holidays also means going to see Santa Claus in a mall.

Author Mark Chalifoux, on The Dad website, writes:

Taking your kids to meet Santa is a wholesome family tradition. You get to drive to an always-crowded suburban mall, spend 10 minutes circling for a parking spot, wait in a long line to meet Santa, and then take a picture of your kid crying when he comes face to face with the most magical person in their world. It really is pretty special.

This experience is daunting for anyone with kids. But it can be much harder for families with kids who are on the Autism Spectrum.

In malls across the country, Autism Speaks is making it easier for children with Autism see Santa in a calm environment. This is an example of a partnership between a great nonprofit and businesses who gets it.

Autism Speaks made visiting Santa a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

This example of thinking out of the box is a great example of how businesses can get people in the mall to see an attraction like Santa, but without the stress and bad memories. This brings in a segment of the population who would might otherwise skip the situation all together.

So it’s a win/win. The family gets the memories with Santa and the mall gets people who are really appreciative in their establishment to then spend more time there and possibly spend money.

What do you think? Post you thoughts below.

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