One of the coolest things about the 21st century so far is our ability to do stuff that was just goofy sounding in the 20th century.
For example, I’m speaking this blog post into my iPhone on a Friday night, while waiting for my daughter to finish up the play she’s. It’s her school’s production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.
Speaking words into something called an iPhone, and having them come out as text on a little handheld device would have been strange enough.
Having a beautiful 17-year-old daughter would’ve been equally strange, not to mention the beautiful 20-year-old who’s her older sister.
But, there it is. And it leads me into the subject of this your post… Small, Quick Wins.
This actually was an idea that was adapted from a fellow blogger named Pat Flynn. I don’t feel badly about running with it, since I’ve been telling people to go after Small, Quick Wins for a long time…even when you learn how to juggle.
And going after Small Quick Wins can be the start of something huge. And you probably understand why…
Most of us are programmed with an underlying negativity. We expect things to go wrong, or not nearly as right as they could be.
So of course a thousand little things come along and reinforce that belief. It’s what we choose to focus on.
And it’s what we choose to do. Because there’s comfort in predictability…even the bad kind.
So if you are serious about making more money, finding a different relationship, making the one you have better, losing weight, any of the usual things we’re dissatisfied with…
You’re gonna have to start somewhere.
And going after the moonshot – the big swing of the bat that’ll change everything just isn’t realistic.
Even if you get it (pretty damn unlikely) you won’t have the consciousness to keep it. You’ll lose it all. Check your local lottery jackpot winner for an example.
But, Small, Quick Wins…those are a game changer. If you let them be.
For example, being able to speak your words into a phone means you have a phone, which is a Small, Quick Win.
The MRI results: the ones that tell you whether your sports hernia needs surgery or can be treated with physical therapy…that’s a Small, Quick Win. It means you have access to people and devices that can keep you healthy and fix you when you’re not.
Having a simple product that you can sell to a relative for ten bucks…that’s a Small, Quick Win. It means you can get the confidence of putting a little cash in your pocket, which you can then parlay into more cash, or pay off something that’s been eating at you just a little bit.
And it means you can show others how to do the same thing…and build an organization with a value exchanging, cash generating culture…with you leveraged into that money flow.
That’s a slower, but bigger win.
We can go on and on. But I’d be more interested in you finding your own Small, Quick Wins. And sharing them here!
That’s how the Big Boys and Girls got started!
Got any Small, Quick Wins to share? Place them in the comment section below. There are folks who are waiting for your inspiration!