Open minded is a commonly used phrase that implies that someone is fluid and not fixed, that they are flexible open to new ideas and opportunities.

Open mindedness means you can adapt to challenges that take you away from the ordinary, being open minded also means you will see things others don’t.

Your life progression is non-linear and small unexpected events can make it change direction, your business plan will almost always change. Look at the old incumbent companies in your field of work and see how they have failed to grasp the new, see how others have evolved with an open minded approach to do something different and take purchase in niches that others failed to see.

Being open minded is something you were born with, watch a child accept something new, for the majority of us an open mind is something we lose. Without an open mind you only see what you are used to seeing to the extent that you fail to see opportunity even when it stares you in the face.

‘We prepare for the expected, yet it’s the unexpected that changes the world’.

So be open minded do something different, get out of your comfort zone, upset your day and try something new.

The simple answer is to break the mould do something new every day, read something different and open your mind, try it for a day, a week, a month and see the changes that will come with an open minded approach to life.