Innovating Through Artistry

It Takes 15

In Entrepreneurial Tool Box, The Idea on January 26, 2007 at 4:59 am

It takes 15 years to become an overnight success.

Just around 15 years of marriage is the most common time to divorce next to 1 and 2 years.

When you see a movie in the theater these days, it can be up to 15 minutes into the film before the opening credits role.

15 pounds of weight loss will dramatically improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and general energy level.

15 minutes is the time allotment for flash in the pan fame.

It takes on average, in a moderately busy restaurant, 15 minutes to get a table.

For 15 thousand dollars you can be on Heartbeat of America and talk about anything you want to with my hero William Shatner.

Most American Express cards have 15 numbers, while Visa, Discover and Master Card have 16.

A clarinet has a useful life of roughly 15 years before in some way, like we all do eventually, it begins to deteriorate and be less useful.

Its takes about 15 seconds, in our multi-tasking world, to stop paying attention.

Its funny, how if you just spend 15 more minutes sitting here thinking about the number 15, and what else it represents; birthday dates, house numbers, jersey numbers…

Oh, and The Bears record, going into the Superbowl, is 15 wins, 3 losses….
GO BEARS! You see what I mean?? I honestly saw that relationship to the number 15 just right now…

But I am sure if you just continue, for a few minutes longer, and write everything you know about the number 15 down from where I left off, and then read it all back, that you will find some new pattern; like no one else has ever seen or gleamed, about the number 15.

Now you may think I am being silly, which of course I am being a little, about the number 15, but seriously if you use the silliness of my little process in the same way with better material, you are thinking like an entrepreneur and seeing what entrepreneur’s see.

Try regularly to take those ”sugar plum”, creative insights/jewels that float around actively in your head and see if you can convert any one of them into something you can do that can be systematic in some way, AND that could be life sustaining, while allowing your creativity to flourish nicely inside ( not outside) its scope.

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