Instead of Resolutions, Why Not Start Something Stupid?

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Welcome to 2018. The unsettled feeling in your gut this morning requires a choice. Are you feeling scared or excited? I choose excited. This is one of those rare times when almost everyone is open to the possibilities instead of the pitfalls. Kind of scary isn't it? Entrepreneur.com VIP contributor, Adam Toren shared some advice on leverage in his article, "5 Quotes About Leverage to Help You Push Your Business Forward". Of the five, #4 stuck out for me.

"Attempting to succeed without embracing the tools immediately available for your success is no less absurd than trying to row a boat by drawing only your hands through the water or trying to unscrew a screw using nothing more than your fingernail." 
-- Richie Norton

 Richie Norton is the author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid. It's written on the premise that you should listen when your friends and associates say, "That's a stupid idea." Richie's point is you should listen, but see it not as a stop sign, but a green light. The status quo is not what it used to be.  Here's an idea from Adam as a riff on Richie's quote.

"Try taking an hour and looking at all the pain points in your business. Then match those pain points with a leveraged solution and get to work using that solution as a tool.
  - Adam Toren

Here at Leverage Unlimited, we start each client engagement with an inventory of your organization's digital toolbox. Using your digital assets to publish nothing more than photos of your dinner is a waste of both your tech and your talent. Which tools do you no longer need? Which tasks need better tools?

What will you do to give your idea a green light in 2018?