Stacking dominoes

Dominoes

Remember stacking dominoes as a kid? As long as you stack them close enough together, they’ll all fall down because they are the same size and weight.

Think of your competing priorities & projects as dominoes that are not the same size. Some are much larger and heavier. Some are smaller and lighter.

If you stack them in the right order, the momentum from the completion of one tips the others. But if you stack the smallest dominoes first, they won’t tip the larger ones. You’ll be stuck.

Will one successful product launch fund the next three?

Will one critical sale help close the next ten?

Lay out all your projects. Identify competing priorities. Determine how to stack them so that the success of the first sets off a chain reaction.

Stack the dominoes. Then focus manically on tipping the first one.

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