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Greetings. In response to our current economic uncertainty and the high cost of gas, many people are opting for a new type of vacation this summer that is known affectionately as a “stay-cation.” It’s an interesting twist on the idea of not going anywhere–i.e., not taking a vacation–but with powerful implications for all of our companies and organizations. Because a “stay-cation” gives us the opportunity to get to know our own surroundings even better and with greater appreciation. To scratch beneath the surface. To discover hidden treasures. To wander beyond our regular stomping grounds. To find new and more remarkable corners of the place we often take for granted.

So while I spend a lot time thinking about the value of getting off our bottoms and exploring the world around us, I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest that we also take the time to get off our bottoms and explore our own businesses. Looking for the hidden treasures, talents, assets, and possibilities that we often miss in the press of our day-to-day responsibilities. Seeking to understand our organizations and customers with greater depth and appreciation so we can better achieve our potential and theirs.

By staying close to home.

Not always, but enough of the time to become smarter in ways that matter.

We win in business and in life when we take a closer look at our world and, in the process, discover some new keys to unlocking greater value. Maybe it’s time you decided to go nowhere.


Republished with author's permission from original post.

Alan Gregerman
Alan Gregerman is an award-winning author, consultant and keynote speaker who has been called "one of the most original thinkers in business today" and "the Robin Williams of business consulting." His work focuses on helping companies and organizations to unlock the genius in all of their people in order to deliver the most compelling value to their customers.


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