I love when summer gets here and people have the opportunity to get out and take advantage of what the outdoors has to offer. Summer a family time and a time to go and explore new places. There is nothing more critical then to cultivate our minds as individuals and nothing does it any better than travel. Henry Miller said, "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
Nothing can change your opinion or bring reality to the forefront like travel. You can read about the beauty of an area and study the pictures but nothing compares to seeing that beauty up close and personal. There is nothing more powerful than to see or do something that you have never done before.
Traveling can give you a new perspective on life. You don't have to go far to realize that every community has its own unique culture made-up of smells, food, sounds, climate, and proactives. The differences can be vast; for example consider whether people hug and say hello or whether they never make eye contact. All of these things are uniquely associated with each community, whether regionally, statewide, or nationally.
Summer is a great time to explore places and check-out what is happening in the way of customer service, display, new employment recruitment techniques... the list is endless. It's all there just waiting for you to take in and decipher whether it could work for you in your business. If you are really observant while you travel, it can either make you appreciate where you live or it can stimulate your mind to look at how things can be done differently. The wise entrepreneur takes advantage of opportunities for new ideas regarding what is working in other places. You'll find some places are doing things that you haven't even heard of, much less seen. The trick is always to decipher whether you can incorporate that idea into your business.
The next time you take a trip to somewhere new, become an explorer and open yourself to the culture of the area and see what new discovery's you can make.
Work hard, be productive, and above all else stay positive.
Peggy White,Executive Director
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce