Every now and again, one finds themselves in that “down” portion of the work cycle.  That’s where I’ve been for the last few weeks, and it’s hard to move past that into the effective, productive mode that one needs day to day.

Today, I got to have lunch with a business contact, we worked together for a few years awhile go and always got along.  He definitely helped identify some ideas and methods to move past where I’m at – it’s much appreciated.

While I want to thank him, I also just wanted to point out to everyone how easy it is to forget to ask for second opinions.  Get another point of view and take the feedback straight up and find the lessons and value in it.

Because of a great lunch, I’ve got a fresh perspective that I didn’t have before.  Will it help?  Sure – whatever doesn’t hold you back will move you forward.  What resources do you turn to for inspiration?  Do you solicit external input or keep it to yourself?

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