On Wednesday, April 10 I had the great pleasure of co-sponsoring the first ever TEDx Times Square at the Times Center, hosted and produced by my friend, business growth consultant Randy Joy Epstein , of Randy Joy & Co. The theme “Openness: Exploring the Limits and Possibilities of Open Culture,” appealed to me because it is very much in line with our philosophy at 3D Office Furniture + Design. I’m a fan of openness in design, not only in terms of physical space, but also with regard to how new, innovative design can enable us to be more open about new ideas. At 3D Office Furniture + Design, we are always open to new possibilities, and looking for new ways to help our clients with regard to technology, products, and customer service.
TEDx Times Square featured a diverse roster of 13 speakers, from a variety of disciplines, each with their own insight into how openness, both philosophically and as a practice, have helped them expand the horizons of their careers and lives. Despite my usual attitude about being open, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about what a psychotherapist, advertising executive, architect, musician, and magician might have in common. But something Karol Ward, one of the presenters, said early on really resonated with me. Her message was that a key element to remaining open is trusting your gut, and by not doing this you can become both physically and psychologically stuck. As 3D Office Furniture + Design rounds out its second full year this summer, it is this exact sentiment – trusting my gut – that has helped me expand and grow my business.