Wait is it Great Tips or is it Secrets, or wait maybe it is Ideas…well anyway you get the point…it seems like we as experts always come up with 5, 10, 20, and if not it’s lucky #7 or that even dozen #12 when it comes to the grandest of sharing the ways to success.
Just last month I shared the blog “6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers” that I had read. Now I’m a bit baffled why the author couldn’t have thought of one more habit or could he not have eliminated a habit after all they can’t all be equally as important – one has to be the weakest of the 6.
In my personal email today I got one from Linkedin that provided me the link to Forbes “10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders”, “5 Ways to Determine If Your Communication Style is Hurting Your Career”, and “Bernanke’s 5 Lessons for Business Leaders”.
I wonder if Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” would have sold several million less books if he had stopped at 6 habits. Even God settled on 10 with the “10 Commandments”. I also noticed that a lot of sales trainers are willing to share “FREE” 10 or 20 cold calling secrets on their websites.
OK enough of my rambling about numbers. I’m a big fan of the ONE (1) Best Strategy, Idea, or Tip. We are space and time fillers by nature and ONE hardly seems to ever be enough! In addition to Plan A we always want plan B, C, D, and E. Share with me your #1 idea and you have my attention. You will save me time and I might even remember it days, weeks, months, or years later!