Have you ever pulled a coat or purse you haven’t used for awhile from the closet, only to discover money inside? Even when it’s a small amount, you feel richer. Lucky, even. You can do the same thing with your business. Whether it’s going back through your idea file (you do have one, don’t you?) or getting together with colleagues to review some back-burner projects, or even meeting with clients to review what’s changed in their agenda or strategy recently, there’s an undiscovered opportunity awaits. We have all sorts of facilitation techniques we use to make these tasks easier and more fun, like the Innovation Game® Me and My Shadow. If you’re not making interesting, useful discoveries to move your business forward, search through some of those “coat pockets” you haven’t looked in for awhile. We’re sure there’s some luck waiting in there somewhere.
Try these steps today to find it:
1. Call a client you haven’t seen recently, and set up some time to observe them while they’re using your product or service.
2. Think back to January and the projects you were going to start but haven’t, then pick one, and get going!
3. Pull out a file on an old sale or project – and see if you can figure out a better way to approach it, knowing what you learned in the process.
Megann and Steve