“I’ve heard it said many times that it takes 10 years to become an overnight success.” – Scott Ingram in today’s Tip 105
What can you start doing today to make it a reality?
What do you see as your endgame?
Join the conversation below and share your vision about your endgame!
Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram.
I watched the Avengers Endgame last weekend with my family. Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil anything here if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet. What I think is most impressive about this whole series is just how big the vision was. With the first Ironman movie that kicked the whole thing off being released in May of 2008 this whole universe and collection of movies took 11 years to play out. Not that it’s even really done, but this is obviously a really huge milestone.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe as all of these connected Avengers movies are called has grossed nearly $19B globally and that was BEFORE you account for any revenue from Endgame. Starwars, by comparison, is under $10B by comparison. So we’re talking about a franchise that’s twice as valuable as what most people would probably think of as the most successful movie franchise of all time.
I think the reason for that is the more complete vision from the beginning and how cohesive and intertwined the whole storyline was. Whereas Starwars was quite a bit more disconnected. They kept adding on, but without that being part of the original vision.
My point in all of this is. Have you thought about your own endgame? Do you have a massive 10-year vision that may appear incremental in the beginning, but eventually leads to a monumental climax? I’ve heard it said many times that it takes 10 years to become an overnight success. Which by the way is a pretty incredible thing to Google. You’ll find some really solid articles a few of which I’ll include at DailySales.Tips/105 along with links to the box office revenue detail I talked about earlier.
Take the opportunity today to think about the much bigger picture. What can you be building towards 10 years from now? What would you need to know? Who would you need to be? What capabilities would you need to have? And perhaps most importantly, what can you start doing today to make it a reality? But it starts with a vision. What do you see as your endgame?