In episode 151 of the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, Amy Jo Kim provided powerful insight from the game design industry on ways you can create innovative ideas and turn them into highly successful products and services. During the conversation, the idea of “killing your darlings” came up numerous times as well as why it’s important to evaluate, assess, and let go of the things that are not working for your project, business, or organization.
Today, I want to discuss what it means to “kill your darlings” and why taking this step is often one of the hardest for many entrepreneurs and female leaders. I also want to share the positive impact that letting go of what’s not working can have on your business or organization once you get past the emotional aspect of “killing your baby” and begin pruning it to perfection as well as share some key questions you should ask to help identify what is working, what’s not working, and what your next steps should be.
When you’re willing to kill off the darlings to preserve the body of strength of your work, you will find that not only do you develop a deeper sense of confidence, but your relationship with your tribe and overall effectiveness is greatly enhanced.
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- The emotional aspect of killing your darlings
- Why it’s important to prune what’s not working to make room for things that work
- Utilizing feedback from “fussy” clients and customers
3 “Darling Killing” Questions You Should Be Asking:
- What should you keep doing because it’s working?
- What should you stop doing because it is not working?
- What should you start doing because it would be even more helpful?
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