According to these statistics, Walmart has more than $400 billion dollars in sales each year. They employ more than 2 million people. They make more than $34,000 every MINUTE.
Yet that isn’t what impresses me most.
I recently read that 90% of Americans live within 15 minutes of a Walmart!
Regardless of your view of Walmart as a company, they are shockingly efficient at spreading their brand. Imagine if you set out today to get a new store within just 50% of people in America. How daunting of a challenge! Yet Walmart has done this for almost everyone in America. Imagine what it takes to pull this off. How much success, how much strategic planning, and how many years of execution. It’s a daunting accomplishment.
I wonder how we’d live and work more deliberately if we set out to accomplish something this audacious. Maybe you aren’t launching new storefronts. But I bet there is some crazy dream inside you that you feel embarrassed even to say out loud.