Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, June 1, 2020
Episode #119 — Yes, Major!
For much of my life I have suffered from SOS: Shiny Object Syndrome. I loved new ideas and new ways of thinking about things, of seeing things, and of doing things. But all that shifting and adding and changing can kill productivity and be exhausting … for everyone involved. In my last company, I noticed that several people on my team would magically be sick on the day after my monthly mastermind meeting. I should have called that mysterious illness: “New Initiative Fatigue Syndrome” … or “David Fatigue Syndrome.”
Turns out the antidote comes from my favorite TV show. When a character on M*A*S*H was asked why he is so good, he responded:
“I do one thing at a time, I do it very well, and then I move on.”
— Major Charles Emerson Winchester III
My then business partner (also a M*A*S*H fan) finally had to have an intervention with me. I had to sit on new ideas for a month and we had to play with them before I threw anything else at the team.
AND … there is a better way. This week we’ll play with how to get focused and then use “Ripples” to navigate the vacillations of the “Entrepreneur’s Sin-Wave” and the vagaries of the “J-Curve.”
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