I’m not sure why this has been a recurring theme throughout my life, but I’ve always needed to rearrange my living space (and now working space) at least once a year. I’ve never been able to put a finger on what makes me need a change, but I do.
It always sneaks up on me too, it’s almost an impulsive thing. “Hey, let’s spend the entire day seeing how I can rearrange two desks, a huge heavy bookshelf in a 12×12 workspace.” Sure, that seems like a good way to spend a Saturday.
The odd thing about it is that I’m not generally an impulsive person. When I’ve made important decisions for my business, I spend time weighing all of the pros and cons, making sure that every decision I make will be a positive one for my business. I always consult with my CFO (my wife) and my Board of Director (my father) usually before coming to a conclusion. But when it comes to rearranging the office, it’s impulse away.
While making informed decisions may be coveted by smart business men, sometimes making an impulsive decision can be a good thing as well. It’s like many of the world-class poker players will tell you, your first instinct is usually correct.
When it’s time for a change – do it. If you are sitting in your office and can’t get the idea that you’d be able to work more efficiently if your desk was turned slightly to the left, do it. If your website needs a color scheme change, why not? Sometimes we get so locked in to making sure every decision is foolproof, spending hours upon hours weighing the options – it takes the fun out of being a business owner.
I’m not saying you should change your business cards every week just because you’re tired of the look, but a little change every once in a while is a good thing, so just make it a good change.