Dominoes are small, flat, rectangular gaming pieces that can be used for games like bingo or chess. They bear identifying marks on one side and are blank or identically patterned on the other. They are also known by various nicknames including bones, pieces, men, stones, and cards.

In the Western world, dominoes are used in block-and-draw games; players draw for the lead and then place the corresponding numbers of tiles in order. The player who has the highest total number of pips wins.

Whether or not you’ve played a game of dominoes before, you may have noticed the common phrase “the domino effect.” The domino effect is a set of events that start with a single domino and eventually cause many more dominoes to fall.

Some people have even been known to make 3-D structures out of dominoes, such as towers and pyramids. These structures often require a lot of dominoes to make them appear as they do in the real world, so they’re very expensive!

Lily Hevesh, a young domino artist, started playing with dominoes when she was about nine years old. She’s now 20 and her YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers. She creates spectacular domino arrangements for movies, TV shows, and events, as well as her own personal projects.

When she’s ready to put together a domino project, Hevesh calculates how many of each type of domino she needs. She then picks out a pattern, such as a grid of dominoes that form pictures when they fall, or stacked domino walls.

After the dominoes are arranged, she starts flicking them to see what happens. If she’s lucky, her dominoes will tip over and form a beautiful picture or a very complex design.

Another important part of creating a domino effect is selecting the right types of dominoes to focus on. The most valuable dominoes are usually the ones that are challenging, time-consuming, or that contribute to a larger goal.

For example, if you’re trying to get out of debt and improve your credit score, you might want to spend some time on financial planning. Those are the kinds of dominoes that will have the greatest impact on your life.

Similarly, if you’re launching a new product or service, consider which parts of the process are best suited for dominoes. Then, you’ll be able to pick out the ones that will have the biggest impact on your business in the long run.

In fact, you might find that the things that are most difficult for you to accomplish in your career are the ones that will have the biggest impact on the future of your business. Choosing the right tasks to focus on will help you build momentum and take your business to the next level.