Friday, March 28, 2014

Give It a Little Try

The hot business strategy for the last couple of years is called a lean startup.

One of the keys is to come up with a minimum viable experiment. In other words, a test product or service that doesn’t cost much and can be tried to see how the marketplace responds.

You aren’t gambling much and the marketplace will tell you whether or not it likes the product or service and what you might need to do to change or improve it to make it more attractive.

Changing life for the better can follow the same tactic. Try a little of something (positive) to see if you like it. If you do, great! If you don’t you can ask yourself if you need to change the experience a little or drop it or simply try it again to see if your original reaction was based too much on fear of failure or not having the skills to make the most of the experience.

For example, if you like dancing but don’t do much of it why not try a lesson or two? You’ll probably feel a little uncomfortable at first but you’ve got to give yourself points for trying. And, the more you try the more likely you’ll get better at it.

If you’ve never been much of a cook but you’d like to be you don’t want to start  by trying something with 50 ingredients you don’t have and takes all day to prepare. Try something that takes 3 ingredients and turns out wonderfully in about an hour.

Minimum viable experiment.

Try a little and see how you feel.

Have a great weekend! See you Monday.

PS...I totally missed the fact that yesterday was the 1300th blog of The Perfect Workday! Thanks for reading.

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