Thinking outside the box, the cliche that is used a lot and was just mentioned in another topic, seems such a simple logic that everybody agrees with it. But to think outside the box, you first need to know what´s inside.
Do you know what's inside your box? If you think you do,.. think again. How big is your box? How small is your box? How many different areas are there inside your box? How do you really do the stuff that you do?
Anybody with enough travel experience will be able to tell you that what they really learned from all their travels is that their knowledge about their own culture has grown more than the knowledge about the other cultures they visited. You'd be amazed how much you learn about your own ways while traveling the world. And if you´re really honest, you won't always be that proud of your own county,. :)
Same thing applies to your business. In order to think outside the box, you need to first step out your box and look arround and get some experience. Then you will find out what it is you´re doing your self. And only then you will learn enough about your own box to actually think outside the box.
Are you able to think inside the box?
Are you willing to learn by looking what others do?
Are you willing to accept you are not what you think you are?