We’re all familiar with the timeless saying “A penny for your thoughts.” Well this picture conjured up the thought …..“A Coffee Bean for Your Idea”. I guess you’re wondering where is she going with this one.
When I saw this picture I thought wouldn’t it be a great idea to buy a bag of coffee beans and make a pact with ourselves that for each coffee bean within the bag we purchased that we would have to come up with a new idea and put it into action. How cool would that be?
After all coffee has such a rich and interesting allure, we turn to it to refresh, revive, energize, comfort, nourish, heal us just to name a few. So why not use it as a token/anchor to help us to remember to fully show up in life and experiment with our lives? I wonder how different our lives might look if we adopted the “A Coffee Bean for Your Idea” attitude.
For instance, what if a couple purchased a bag and split the bag in half (approximately of course) and for each bean they retrieved that they have to come up with something new and different for the couple to do together or for their partner or for their family of origin. I bet that would help reinvigorate the love, excitement, passion, and fun within their partnership.
Or what if managers purchased a bag for their team and challenged their team to submit new ideas to improve team performance and/or company performance? Or what about in our personal lives? What if we took eight jars and filled each one equally with coffee beans? And then labeled each jar as follows: spiritual, financial, mental, emotional, vocational, social, community, and physical. Then pulled a coffee bean from each jar and came up with a new idea to explore in each of those areas and acted upon it?
Or for entrepreneurs, what if for each bean you had to come up with an idea to grow and/or sustain your business? Or what if you invited your friends and families over to serve as your mastermind group and they pulled beans and for each one they pulled they gifted you with a new idea to grow and/or sustain your business?
I believe a coffee bean for your idea would be a revolutionary fun way to challenge us and remind us that life is meant to be lived creatively and abundantly. How about you will you buy a bag of coffee beans and begin to experiment with the limitless possibilities for your life?