A few weeks ago, I spent some time at the Chick-Fil-A corporate headquarters. I found a lot to love at their offices, and I’m not just talking about the chicken — which I DO love.
Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of the offices: whiteboards everywhere! Conference rooms, cubicles, and offices all incorporated spaces for brainstorming and idea gathering.
Immediately, I thought of my home office, which (until today) lacked any space for me to put my big ideas into a big space.
I often sketch out business ideas on paper, which results in lots of scraps and stacks of paper on my desk. This works, but it feels confining.
My big ideas need a big space.
I rearranged the furniture in my office to clear a wall and went hunting for a large whiteboard. I didn’t find one, and I was impatient to get started with a bigger space for my ideas, so I bought two smaller whiteboards instead of one large one.
And now I have room for creativity. (And, incidentally, so do my daughters and their friends, happily drawing on a Sunday afternoon.)
Tell me something! How do you make room for creativity? What big ideas do you have?
I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.