Marc Cuban is spot on with this idea. Any company can get into a groove. If you run a company, this means your profits are probably flat. If you are an individual working for someone else, this means your job is stale. This groove should be an indicator to look someplace else, or do something different. You finally realize if you continue to do the same thing, you are going to get the same results. It is an opportunity, if everyone is doing something the same way for a long, long time, regardless of if it is working, it is most likely time to change.
Let’s use Henry Ford, as an example. He surrounded himself with a team of brilliant people. He made the Model T. Surrounding himself with good people and listening to good ideas that were sound and intact, made Ford a fortune and a name for himself. We all have people in our lives of influence, tap into them and their knowledge base and use it. Everyone on this earth has a role to play, a place to fit into, no one is insignificant. Use your team to create your “Model T!”
Think about it. If what you are doing is unsuccessful, you tend to try something new. But, if a person or company is successful, they tend to lean on the pattern that has worked in the past, without revamping it. It is pertinent to know that even if success has come, you can still tweak and change things to make your success bigger, better and most importantly, sustaining. Here’s a free tip: Try setting bigger goals for your company. If you made a goal to increase profits by 2% per quarter and you have accomplished that for the last 3 quarters, change that goal to something you feel might be unattainable (but not outrageous) and see what happens! Trying new things can help you to succeed even more than you are already succeeding.