Is there a “Hotel California” in your work? To borrow from the Eagles song, it’s the activity or project that you can check out from but never seem to be able to leave behind. Identify them and ask these questions:

  • Are you really sure you can’t leave? When was the last time you tried? If you couldn’t leave through the front door, how about a side door, back door, or window?
  • If you’ve satisfied yourself that you really can’t leave, is there a way to check back in? Is there something about it that you’ve been overlooking that makes sticking with it more rewarding? Maybe it’s a different room – ones that’s an “upgrade” or on a “different floor”?

Only you know the answers. See what you can do about them.

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Mike Brown

Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation. Mike is a frequent speaker on innovation, strategic thinking, and social media.

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One Response to “BrainzoomingTM – Hotel California”

  1. Seth says:

    Sounds like a song I heard once called “Sharepoint”.