How many of you like fireworks? The sparkles, the sound, the colors lighting up the sky – I think they are spectacular. How many of you wear glasses? Ever take them off and look at fireworks? I did and saw something completely different. Instead of hundreds of dots in the sky, i saw hundreds of molecules! What a different sensation. In fact, when I saw them again just a few weeks ago, I watched the whole show without glasses. A very different experience.
I didn’t want to just write a blog about taking glasses off and fireworks, but am using this as a metaphor. I was talking to a colleague in the UK recently who said this IS the new economy. What we see right now. We are not in a recession, we are in a new way of thinking and working.
My former boss used to always like to look at things with “fresh eyes.” Maybe we all need some fresh eyes to look around us and figure out how things work now. IF this is the new economy, what are the new rules? How should I be thinking and working? How does my perspective change if instead of being a temporary blip, it’s a permanent one? Much like seeing fireworks in a new way, I now am looking at the economy in a new way as well. Take your glasses (or contacts) out and tell me what you see.