Yesterday I spoke about injecting a bit of humour into the drier parts of business.
But one part of business that can easily be fun and witty is advertising.
I often see this advert on my walk home and every time it’s caught my attention…not just because it’s huge:
(excuse my terrible photography, the post with the camera is covering a wink emoji)
Enjoying the scenery in the Douro Valley, Portugal. Would make a great writer’s retreat…
“The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.”
– Richard Branson
What does travel do?
It doesn’t just make you skint, doesn’t just make you have to book valuable days off work and it doesn’t just leave you jetlagged & sunburnt.
It opens doors for new experiences that carve out memories you’d never think you’d have.
There’s a world outside your comfort zone and, as a creative, you should take the chances (as and when they come) to broaden your horizons.
When I was younger I didn’t believe in holidays, although I think that was mostly just because I couldn’t afford them.
My reasoning was that it was a waste of money and what was the point in paying for memories? After all you can’t do anything with memories, what’s the point in paying for an experience that will be over soon? Why not just splash the money on material things?
How wrong I was. Sometimes you meet people and you unlock life hacks and secrets that change your thinking for the better.
But that’s the thing…the things you think you know when you’re younger, aren’t always as true as they seem when you look back at them with fresh, older eyes.
So if you feel a bit stuck, as if you can’t find inspiration anywhere you should step outside your door and find a plane going somewhere you like the sound of.
The featured image is of the city of Budapest. A place full of beauty, adventure and dangerously good wine.
So, I won’t be writing for a few days as I’m off on a tour with my day job.
Keep your eyes peeled for guest posts from my girlfriend tomorrow and Thursday!
I think sometimes, as life moves at such a hectic pace, we forget just how liberating a break can be.
So here I am, amongst sea and sand. The fresh air works wonders for the creative mind.
The humble break. It’s underrated. Try it if you’re stuck…even if it’s just going to another city for a day.
Coffee that’s a little more expensive than you’d like, salty snacks and snatches of faraway conversation.
It’s the departure lounge.
I always find departure lounges weird.
Apart from the staff they’re such temporary places.
No one wants to be here, and even when they find themselves here they just wish time away.
I wonder how productive everyone could be if they made use of the time they wished away?