Removing crayon marks from a table isn’t my favorite task. I have, however, learned a few things from the (repeated) experience.
1. Creativity can be messy.
Just accept it and you’ll find it easier to deal with and less stressful. Expect that your creativity may be outside the lines, run off the paper, or look like a disaster from the outside while you’re still “coloring.”
2. Ask for help from someone who knows what to do.
When it comes to cleaning things, other mothers are a fabulous resource. A while back I learned that salt makes an effective non-chemical scrub to remove things like crayon (depending on the surface you’re removing it from, of course).
3. It still takes “elbow grease.”
Knowing what to do, then putting in the effort to make it happen are two different matters entirely. Just because you know how to do what you need to do doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy or fast.
Coloring and removing crayon is like building a business.
Apply these three lessons to your business and you’ll find that you can get farther, faster — because giving yourself permission to be messy, then putting your effort into strategies that work is a much better strategy than stressing out and trying to figure out how to do it on your own.
- Does business sometimes feel messy to you? How do you deal with it?
- What’s your favorite way to connect with those you can learn from?