What makes something epic? Or awesome? Or just plain brilliant? Have you ever noticed that some new initiatives seem to capture the imaginations and dreams of people – while others simply wither on a vine and never seem to get anywhere? How can you tell if something is going to be awesome, before you start making it happen? Your gut and intuition can get you started, but that will only carry you so far. Your intuition needs more along the way to keep it happy.
You need little flags, things to let people know what’s going on and let them know it’s going to be awesome. Little things you’ve done which will make it ‘epic for sure.’
This could be a key speaker at an event you’re running, the presence of your best friend at a dinner party or a special feature that makes your new offering just zing. The key is to ask yourself – “what will make this epic, for sure?” Think about that ONE thing that will make your project awesome – and then just go and do that. Whatever else happens, doesn’t matter. If you’re proud and pumped to be doing it, the universe will take care of the rest.
At futuresummit, we got 10 of the top twitter users in Australia along for the 2 days. Once that was done, whatever happened was going to be awesome…we didn’t need to worry about the outcome. As a result, #futuresummit ended up being the second highest trending topic in the world over both conference days. It was epic.
So when you next have that ‘awesome idea’ and you’re wondering how to go about making it actually awesome – think about what will make it epic for sure…and just do that.
Photo credit to Ross Hill: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberhill/3555090851/