When to go back to the drawing board in your career. Lessons from Charles Schulz creator of Peanuts | Monday Morning Motivator

Do you ever feel like you need go back to the drawing board in career? I finished reading a great biography by David Michaelis, Schulz And Peanuts: A Biography. Even professionals in their field of work such as Charles Schulz, the creator of the famous comic strip Peanuts, can lose track of the basics.

 

Charles often tells the story of a day when he was 15 years into his comic strip. “I sat down to draw Snoopy, like many other days. The only problem was that I forgot how to draw the typewriter!”

 

Often times as a leader, or in a job search, we can forget the fundamentals. We start along a path and completely miss out on a key and obvious facts. Some of the biggest mistakes in life are a result of missing a basic elements. 

 

Did Charles know how to draw a typewriter? Absolutely! He was the highest paid comic strip artist of his era. Sometimes in life we need to be reminded of the basics. We call it going “back to the drawing board”. Not because we don’t know how to do it, but it just needs to be seen from a new angle. A fresh perspective.

 

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Back to the basics, along the road with you! 

Alan

   

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