I found out about the Hotshot Rule through the latest Pinkcast.
The Hotshot Rule was developed by Kat Cole, COO of Focus Brands, which owns Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Cinnabon, to name just a few.
The way the Hotshot rule works is that once a month you imagine that a superstar comes in and takes over your job, what would they immediately begin doing differently. What would they see and change right away? Answer those questions and then do those things.
Dan points out that when he does this exercise, he already knows what those things are, but asking these questions is a way to remind him that he can do a lot better.
I’m sure if a hotshot came in and took over my job, he would stop checking his WordPress stats so frequently, he would answer emails as soon as he read them, and he would begin to find colleagues to work together with on projects.
As I think about those things, I guess I now know why I’m not a hotshot…
Here’s the Pinkcsat video:
*image from Spark