Yes, if you’re a theater person you’ll recognize Tick, Tick, Boom as a musical by Jonathan Larson.
He’s the guy who wrote the hit musical, Rent…and who didn’t live to see it open on Broadway, much less become a worldwide phenomenon.
Before Rent, he gave us Tick, Tick…Boom. It’s the story of a guy who’s about to turn 30, and who realizes everything is lining up. Slowly, quietly, until it hits critical mass.
It was like that here yesterday. We had been laying the groundwork for all kinds of things to happen. Didn’t seem like much was happening, though a lot of infrastructure was being built.
And then, in one day…
* Two new cars brought home from the dealership.
* Both daughters get new jobs.
* The launch of a really hot new program…The Guru Code.
And on the horizon….the iiiMethod with DeAnna Dimmitt, which will revolutionize fitness and weight loss in a way that may have never happened before.
That’s more of the “Tick, Tick” happening, though we do have some people for our beta group.
The Boom Rocks!
But you gotta have the Tick, Tick before you get to have it.
So…what are the ingredients to “Tick, Tick?”
EMOTIONAL MATURITY: A willingness to let things happen naturally, even as you stir the pot with your own work.
That also means being willing to fail, but not let those failures define your work.
And it also means tolerating the criticism and ridicule of others who don’t understand what you’re doing and mock you out.
FOLLOWSHIP: (I think I may have invented a new word.) Someone knows how to do something you want to do. And they’re probably willing to show you how.
That’s your leader, at least in that moment.
Read the directions. Stay on the step you’re on. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
Be a good follower. Practice Followship.
FUN: Maybe not every aspect. But if you don’t enjoy it, long term you won’t do it. And even if you forced yourself to do it, is that a way to spend the life you’ve been given?
There’s more involved in the Tick, Tick. Lots more.
But if you stick with those three, you’ll cruise along.
And the rest will show up.
The BOOM is fun!
But make sure you enjoy the Tick Tick that goes along with it.
What BOOMS have you had in your life?
What were the Tick, Ticks that helped you get there?
Comment and share. The world is waiting!