“We tried it it doesn’t work!”

We never get it right the first time

  1. They can all be traced to a single “crazy” person or group of people with a vision of an incredible future that looked impossible when conceived.
  2. Most people around these visionaries told them they will never succeed when they started.
  3. Most importantly, they never got it right the first time! They actually had to fail tens, hundreds sometime thousands of times to get it right.

Vision=change and change is unpredictable

Delivering a change vs. delivering a product

0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2…

The “We tried it is didn’t work!” vision death spiral

  1. We start working on a project/product.
  2. We have a deadline.
  3. We meet the deadline and everyone celebrates the delivery.
  4. A month later, when the numbers come in, we realize the project didn’t deliver the predicted outcome (because most projects statistically don’t).
  5. Instead of trying again and committing to achieving the original desired outcome (change), we HAVE to move on to the next project because we HAVE to hit our next milestone.
  6. The project is “filed” under “We tried it and it didn’t work!”.

Every time you say “we tried it doesn’t work” a vision dies

Creating a roadmap of “To Change” instead of “To-Dos”




Entrepreneur, product person & coach. founder @ https://unlock.Vision

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Avi Charkham

Avi Charkham

Entrepreneur, product person & coach. founder @ https://unlock.Vision

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