Your Last 20 Customers – Scale Lessons from Wimbledon
Wimbledon should be in full swing by now, but I still want to use this week as a reminder of the importance of knowing the Right and Left in your business (and it’s not what you think).
Take a look at this wall…
Pretty empty on day one. BUT imagine what it will look like by the end of the week.
I want you to imagine this wall as YOUR Business.
Every customer of yours is like a finalist – at the far right of the board.
Think Novak Djokovic last year; just by looking at the Wall at the end of the championship you can trace the path that Djokovic took, how he got to the finals, what he went through, the struggles he experienced, the moments he managed to turn the match around.
Now, go back to YOUR last 20 customers:
- How did they get there?
- What marketing worked?
- What really performed from a business perspective?
We call this the Right to Left – the Customer Backward.
Now take it the other direction – Left to Right.
What happens to every single entrant; the knockout from each round? Think of this as every lead that comes into your business.
- When did they drop out and why?
- What didn’t work in your business – the marketing? The customer journey? The sales process? A team member? …
This we refer to as Leads Forward – Left to Right.
Can you see that in your business you need BOTH?
This week look at both the Right to Left AND Left to Right in YOUR business; What gaps are there? What more can you be asking your business? What lessons can you learn and then implement and measure?