Changes in Latitude. Changes in Attitude.

March 7, 2011

I woke up with the Jimmy Buffet song Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude going through my head this morning. I think I heard it on the radio over the weekend.  It got me thinking about attitude. It also got me thinking about lying on the beach drinking a margarita, but that might be a different song.

Lately, I have had a lot of conversations with friends and clients where I ask them a  simple question that makes them think about their situation is a whole new light. It seems that sometimes another person’s perspective is all it takes to help someone shift their thinking into the right direction. It’s funny how something that is so obvious to one person can go unnoticed by another simply because they are too close to the situation or they are searching for a complicated answer.  Talking things out with other people can be a great way to change your latitude.

Now let’s talk a  little about  physical latitudes. When I am not traveling, my office is in my home.  After a while I get tired of being in the same place and start to feel less productive. When this happens, I “move” my office to a new location. Many times I move it to Starbucks or I work out of a friend’s office. Sometimes I just need to go out to lunch for a change of pace.  Every now and then I get to work from my South Florida office.

View from my Ft. Lauderdale office.

It doesn’t really matter where I am, it’s just the fact that it’s different that helps improve my focus. Okay, that’s not entirely true, I’d rather look at palm trees than espresso machines, but you get the point.

So what are you doing to change your latitude to change your attitude? How to you get a new perspective on the world?