I get great door prizes for my speaking presentations at TJ Maxx. During a presentation I gave recently, I was talking about the store, and I mentioned how hard their price stickers are to remove. Super hard. I would pick, pick, pick at it and then need to use Goo Be Gone. It was all a real hassle.
Suddenly, a gentleman in the audience shouted out, “Blow dryer.”
I was so surprised I asked, “What?!!”
“A blow dryer.”
“Why a blow dryer?”
“It reactivates the adhesive.”
I was so surprised I was almost speechless, but not quite, so I asked him “How do you know this?” He answered, “I was in the Marines and I know hundreds of things.” Good answer!
Reactivates the adhesive. Who knew? The picture above is an ‘after’ of blow drying off a price sticker on a box of stationery. It really works!
This picture is from trying to take the sticker off the ‘normal’ way. Not fun!
To me ‘reactivate the adhesive’ is like a do-over. At one time, you did something a certain way and it worked. Now, you want to do it differently. You are going to ‘reactivate’ and change how you handle something.
I think sometimes we are SO certain something should work and when it doesn’t we feel like a failure. No, we just need to reactivate.
Perhaps it’s time to reactive:
- The way you interact with a friend
- How you are raising your children
- The fact that you are older now and can’t do things as fast as you used to
- The way you market your business
- The way you control the piles on your desk and the e-mails in the inbox.
Do-overs are wonderful. It’s not a sign of failure – it’s a sign of facing reality and making this journey we call ‘life’ even more wonderful!