Start at the Epicenter
Top of the day Guys
2023 is on the way and in full flight, hence I want to reverbrate the theme of the year.
“Getting to the next water station”
When you start anything new, or in our case continue our something new, there will be forces pulling us in a variety of directions. There’s the stuff you could do, the stuff you want to do, and the stuff you have to do.
The things you have to do is where you should begin.
Start at the epicenter.
For example, if you’re opening a hot dog stand, you could worry about the condiments, the cart, the name, the decoration. But the first thing you should worry about is the hot dog. The hot dogs are the epicenter. Everything else is secondary.
The way to find the epicenter is to ask yourself this question: “If I took this away, would what I’m selling still exist?” A hot dog stand isn’t a hot dog stand without the hot dogs. You can take away the onions, the ketch up, the mustard, etc. Some people may not like your hot dogs without the toppings, but you’d still have a hot dog stand. But you simply cannot have a hot dog stand without any hot dogs.
The assignment here is figuring out your epicenter, at all times and making that the next water station. As a team, what is your Epicenter, as an individual contributor working on a task that feeds into the larger goal WHAT IS YOUR EPICENTER?
Which part of your equation can’t be removed? If you can continue to “get by without this thing or that thing, then those things aren’t the epicenter. When you find it, you’ll know. Then focus all your energy on making it the best it can be. Everything else you do depends on that foundation.
The Goal is to Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.
It is my hope that we find our individual EPICENTERS that would lead us to the next water station.
As always I am wishing you an amazing week ahead.