Just to clear things up, I am not making a general statement that temporary workers lack proper hygiene. In fact, this advice can also be applied to part time and full time workers but some temps have a slight advantage.
Have you ever taken the same route to work or school every day for a while and then stopped taking that route? If you have and you take the route once more a few months later, you will notice new things that you never noticed before, even if they are not really new. When you do the same thing over and over again, you are pretty much programming your mind to block out the details that it feels don’t really matter. You get so used to the route you can pretty much take it with your eyes shut. The problem with that is you end up missing out on tons of opportunities.
The Mind Shuts Out Routine and Blocks Opportunities
If you want to take advantage of the opportunities that you mind is shutting out, you need to change up your routine, change the route that you take to work and keep your eyes wide open. It is extremely difficult to spot all the trends and opportunities when your mind is shutting them out.
The Temp Worker Advantage
The advantage to the temp worker is that his or her career is based on change. They change offices, locations, bosses and tasks. At each job, they meet new people and see new ways of getting things done. They learn new skills and find new ways to apply old skills. They constantly change and if they embrace it, they are at a huge advantage. Full time workers often take the same route to work every day and speak to the same people about the same TV shows and news. They do the same tasks and use the same systems and programs day in and day out. In fact, full time workers could learn a thing or two from temps.
Back to the Shower
The shower is a place where, whether you like it or not, you open up your mind and lose focus on all the little things that you are focusing on all day. The shower is relaxing and puts your body and mind at ease. It is then that your mind frees up some space for ideas and inspiration. Many people I know, including myself have their best ideas in the shower. I thought of this post while showering (is that an over-share?). Ideas don’t strike based on your routine though, they strike based on things outside of your routine. That’s why temp workers, who keep changing their routine have a great chance to have great ideas and get inspired.Picture Credit: Krikit