You have to drill down deep if you want to find oil.
I asked one of my staffers to come up with some ideas for a project we were preparing today. She’s a quick thinker, so she snapped back a few quick ideas that were all good.
I responded, asking for some new ideas in a slightly different direction. She took some time, and spat back a few more, which were also all good.
And then she told me she was out of ideas.
I shot back even faster that because she told me she was out of ideas, I was requiring her to come up with three more.
She sighed, realized she walked into that one like I walked into that puddle of slush on 50th Street this afternoon, and went back to her desk.
15 minutes later she came back with three more ideas . . . which were all great.
Sometimes you gotta dig a little deeper if you want to get to the good stuff. It’d be a lot easier if oil were sitting on the surface, or gold grew on a bush.
But it doesn’t.
And if you wanna be a leader in any industry, you gotta be the one who is willing to go get it, no matter how hard it is.
(Oh, and does anyone else think oil analogies are awkward now after the spill?)
– – – –
Come to the Social in Chicago – This Saturday Night! RSVP here. It’s free!
Upcoming Get Your Show Off The Ground Seminars
LA – Saturday, January 29th. Register today. ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT.
NYC – Saturday, March 19th. Save $55 if you register by 1/31. Register today.
For more info on the seminars, click here.
Last week, we said happy trails to Come From Away,…
Five new musicals and plays are in previews. And last…
Last week we said happy trails to Dear Evan Hansen….
With two fewer shows running in the week ending 9/11/2022,…
This past week we said happy trails to Mr. Saturday…
Dear Evan Hansen grossed $1mm for the first time all…
Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.