Keep it Simple.


“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”  Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney

stepping stonesThe first step to accomplishment, no matter how large or small, is to begin. It sounds simple, yet for many it is a truly profound discovery. From New Years’ resolutions to sophisticated strategic plans, significant time and money is expended by many organizations, only to be laid aside again and again without getting anything done.

So we look at your BIG vision and help you ask, “What’s the number one thing I can do today?” “What action can I take that will have the most impact?”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius…and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” E.F. Schumacher, Economic Thinker, Statistician and Economist

Rethink, restart, re-imagine. Always boil the problem down to its simplest factors, and work on them individually. By keeping it simple, we can accomplish meaningful change and make progress. If the path is starting to feel convoluted, difficult, too hard - then it's time to break what you're doing down again. If it's not simple - you're doing something wrong...We help you get back on track when you get stuck.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Although small steps are often undervalued, it is so easy to get bogged down in the bells and whistles of thinking big. It is easy to fall in love with your own idea of what you know your audience wants and needs. Instead, ask for feedback. Chunk it down and start small, ask lots of questions, learn daily and make adjustments. Work in an agile manner, and start by creating a Minimum Viable Product, we'll show you how.Then build up, one small step at a time. Don't create things that don't add value. Get something out there.

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.”  Seth Godin, Author

When working toward a BIG goal, toward something that really makes a difference, it is so easy to become immobilized, to get stuck in everything being perfect. Feeling like you must have everyone completely on board (especially in collaborative projects). When you work with an agile strategy, you can prevent a single stakeholder from bogging down your progress. You make frequent adjustments to keep your project on track.

How do we keep it simple and moving forward? By linking, aligning and leveraging the assets of those present and asking the simple question "What Should We Do Together?", empowering those present to move forward. By knowing what assets we have available to us, and agreeing what everyone will individually do and by when. By taking small actions, and readjusting based on what we've learned. By consistently asking what assets do we need and how do we find them?

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Michael Jordan, Athlete and Businessman