There was a guy who always makes his secret family recipe. It’s for a roast, and he always cuts the ends off & throws them away before putting it into the pan.
After a couple years his wife asks him why he does that.
“You know, I don’t know; that’s how I learned it. We’ve always done it that way. I’ll ask my mom.”
He calls her up.
“Oh, that? We had a small pan and the roast wouldn’t fit. Now you don’t need to do that.”
What’s the lesson?
“We’ve always done it that way” is responsible for so much waste & missed opportunities that we never question.
Have you seen something like that in your own life or career? I’d love to hear your story. I like collecting examples of that. Hit me with a reply and tell me your story!
PS: Tomorrow’s video focuses on a huge “we’ve always done it that way” that costs companies millions of dollars in lost business & almost nobody in the industry realizes it.
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