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You Have All You Need! ✅

Here's a brutal truth: what you want is all already there.

You don't have to add or painstakingly create anything, just remove what gets in the way of what you want.

What do I mean by that?

Well, you may be familiar with Michelangelo's meaningful answer to the question of how he was able to create the statue of David that stands in Florence, which is so ingenious.

Michelangelo said: "The statue was always in the block of marble. The only thing I had to do was to remove the excess marble."

This shows a fundamentally different mindset than we are used to most of the time:

It's based on trusting that all the solutions we're looking for are, in principle, already there. We just can't see them yet.

I think that takes enormous pressure off our efforts. After all, if it already somehow exists around us, we "just" have to recognize it and remove what keeps us disconnected.

How can we apply this realization in a very concrete way? Here are three basics, all of which you will find in Michelangelo:

  1. Clear goals.
    The most important thing is to have a very clear idea of what exactly you are looking for. Because only then you can remove the superfluous, what prevents you from the result.
    Michelangelo had to have a very clear idea of David, otherwise he would not have known what to remove. If he had been vague in his conception, he could have created only a "vague" statue.
    Translated to business, this means, for example, that you need to be very clear collectively about exactly what the goal of your strategy, i.e. your vision, is. If you don't have a very clear common picture in leadership, everyone removes different things. The result will certainly not be brilliant. Unfortunately, however, that's exactly what you see all too often.
  2. Who do you want to be?
    Who exactly do you want to be as a company, as a team or as a person? And who do you not want to be?
    For Michelangelo, this meant: What kind of David did he want to portray? And what kind not? There were already countless other statues of David in his time. But he wanted his to be different. And he obviously knew exactly how it should look different.
    For you as a team, this means that you should be very clear together about who you don't want to be. What kind of team are you and what kind are you not?
  3. How specifically do you behave? And how not?
    This question is derived from the second point: How should your "David" behave in a figurative sense? And how not?
    The clear common definition of these behaviors helps enormously so that you can, for example, achieve your vision (see point 1).

So, if you can answer these three questions clearly collectively, you have defined your "David" exactly. He is already there. Now all you have to do is remove everything that stands in the way.

Believe me, this is a tremendous relief in thought and action, even if it may seem odd to you at first.

Give it a try. And if you have any questions, ➔ just get in touch.

Next steps:

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