A day in the payments biz involves a diversity of activities that can include outreach phone calls, email correspondence, in-person merchant visits and follow up, research into new products and services, partnership meetings, strategic planning, equipment installation and support, professional development, and more.
You have probably adopted routines or devised systems to help you attain maximum efficiency. These ways of working can become second nature, providing structure that frees you up to focus on the immediate tasks at hand, which is obviously a good thing.
However, sometimes these ways of working become constricting. When you do basically the same kinds of things in the same way day after day, no matter how challenging or productive the tasks are, you can become lulled into complacency, which can dampen your creativity and limit your ability to think on your feet.
One way to address this is to consciously change routines. For example:
Another tactic that can stimulate creativity is to alter your work environment. Change the placement of your furniture; switch the pictures on your wall and the knickknacks on your desk.
And consider doing some of your work in a different location. For example:
These are simple things, but they can stimulate new ideas and actions. And those can lead to business breakthroughs of incalculable worth.
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