Sometimes it is fun, and fruitful, to go WILD!
Day 11 is a day to dream up and try out a few WILD IDEAS! The participants who have fun with this and entertain several ideas are more likely to see things happen. Some of my most memorable breakthroughs resulted from a wild idea.
What about you? When was the last time you explored a wild idea?
Here is a portion of my email to Teams Y and Z:
The Theme for Day 11 is Wild Ideas
This is going to be fun!
Wild Idea: Something beyond the normal, reasonable, and average. Today, I’d like you to identify and place a $2 bet on a few long-shots (like the one that won the Kentucky Derby this year).
For example, I would put my letter to President Clinton in the category of a wild idea.
Think about your project and all the ideas you have come up with over the last 11 days. Did you think of and dismiss any wild ideas?
Here are a few prompts to help you think of wild ideas:
Think of a partnership that would be just too good to be true.
Think of a sponsor that you think would be a long-shot.
Who, in your wildest dreams, would you like to hear pitching/telling other people about you?
If you could have any job/contract project, what would it be?
If you were feeling REALLY BRAVE and confident, what requests would you make? Make them!
Ask for your dream appointment.
Wild ideas are a numbers game, so try more than one. If you all give wild ideas a try, I bet we will have one or more people get their idea/request!
Please share your wild ideas with your team! I know it is Saturday, so if your wild idea involves calling or meeting with someone who works Mon-Fri, then think of and plan the wild idea, but then execute on Monday. If your wild idea involves an email or letter, do it on Saturday as you will find it makes your weekend a bit more fun and exciting!