As I am getting in the spirit of hosting my daughter’s wedding which has a Disney Theme, I found some great quotes from Walt Disney which inspired me to write this blog post about having a mouse for your business. What is the “mouse” and why do you need it today more than ever? The “mouse” is the symbol that frees you of worry and allows you to use your energy towards being creative and growing your business at a time that might not be ideal. Walt Disney explains how he used the mouse when he said:
“Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. He popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad . . . on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Born of necessity, the little fellow literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization . . . and for extending the medium of cartoon animation toward new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.”
So, as you continue to work your business day to day and are faced with many challenges because of the economic climate, how do you put your fear and worries aside to keep your mind focused on new ideas and services that will help your business stand out from others? Do you have a symbol like Walt’s mouse in your company that lifts your mood and keeps you free of the day to day stress? Something that is fun or has a positive meaning to you that keeps you smiling is a good “mouse”. My company’s “mouse” is a purple diamond paperweight that has our tagline, “Success wears the Purple Diamond!” engraved on it. I have one on my desk and I share the purple diamonds with all my clients so that they have a symbol to focus on that will lift them up and remind them that they are moving in the direction of success.
So, if you have not found your business “mouse” and you are bogged down with the worries of your business, consider going to the store and finding something that makes you laugh and connects with your business in a positive way. Place that object where you and your staff can see it and focus on it when you start to get distracted from your business due to worry. Then, pick-up the phone and call a client or a prospect or have a creative team meeting with your staff and continue on your way to success!
All my best to your success!