I recently discovered Tim Farris on the Jay Mohr podcast. I haven't read any of his books yet, but he was very interesting. Two of the things I came away with from the podcast were; the 80/20 principle and asking "what’s the worst that could happen?" The 80/20 principle is that 80% of your results come from 20% of your actions. I tried to relate this to juggling shows. In the last year, Darren has spent some time doing online advertising, and I have spent a bunch of time designing this website and our brochures. However, I would guess that 80% of our show offers come from people who have heard about us through Jesse Rothaker (thanks again Jesse). This involved almost no work on our part. We met him after a show at the Intercourse Heritage Festival, and since then he has told tons of the people he has performed for about us. NOTE: Darren disputes the 80% figure for Jesse, but agreed that most of our shows came from some sort of referral. If we really want to do more shows, that is what we should try to duplicate.
Once again I am a little late with these. I really like how we haven’t repeated a prop yet. Darren decided to mix it up with a snowboard trick this month. I was trying to learn a three club trick. I ran into a lot of problems, but on the bright side I figured out how to make a video without the black boarder. Next month, I am going to work on a five ball half shower. Hopefully this will be easy enough for me to take some time to work on my old tricks. I haven’t worked on two diabolos since January. I think I may take page out of my instagraming friends and start throwback Thursdays where I will only work on old tricks.
The K in the DKers