So great that you are here reading today.
It is simply AWESOME that you would like to evolve and become more aware of how you can make things better for you and your business.
Pat yourself on the back.
Today, we’ll talk about what to do when you have 1000 ideas and a lot of tools that you want to pass on to your customers, but you simply don’t know where to start.
It is something I often see with my customers.
How they want to contribute.
Have 1000 ideas.
Are ready to act.
But they actually get stuck, because they do not know where to start.
First, I want to talk to you about the (serious) consequences it has for your company, if you do not get a grip on your many ideas.
The popcorn machine becomes a hindrance to success
Although it may seem really good to have a lot of ideas, there is no doubt that in the long term, it actually means that you will not succeed (if you do not get your ideas straight).
All of these ideas will result in:
1) Jumping from idea to idea when something is challenging
Maybe you have already experienced it.
That you are working on one of your ideas.
Suddenly, something is challenging, difficult or hard.
Perhaps, you have an angry customer.
Some of the technical stuff isn’t working.
Or something similar.
And suddenly, one of your other (amazing) ideas is much more enticing.
The problem with this is that you will always have challenges – no matter what idea you go with.
And if you continue with this pattern, it will mean that you never get to implement any of your ideas.
One more time.
You will have challenges no matter what idea you go with.
The solution is not to cross over to work on something else instead.
2) Never specializing in anything
When you jump from one idea to another, you will never be really good at specific concrete things.
You will never dive deep into the material.
You will never dive deep into producing products
You will never dive deep into learning more about exactly this one topic.
Therefore, you will be good at many things, but not at 1-3 specific things.
Now… it is not bad to be good at many things.
There is great value in being an expert.
Your customers need to know what they are getting from you.
They need to know exactly what you are good at.
And they can’t, if one day you are working with mindfullness, the next day with horses, the next day with fitness, the next day with … I think you get the point.
3) Never really getting started
When you have many ideas, you may doubt whether or not you are acting on the right idea (when you finally decide to act).
I bet you know this already.
That you have decided to start with (insert something yourself).
And before you know it, you are having doubts about whether it was the right idea to get started with.
You begin to have doubts.
Maybe you (once again) create a mindmap of your many ideas.
The problem is that no matter what idea you start with, the doubt will always be there.
If you do not prioritize your ideas, then there will always be this nagging feeling: “is it the right idea that I am working on?“
Then, you actually never really get started.
It is a vicious circle that ultimately means you could end up back in a 9-5 job.
How to become self-employed, even if you have 1000 ideas and do not know where to start
Let’s look at what you can do with the many ideas that you have.
How do you turn it to your advantage?
How do you get from where you are today – to where you want to be?
Let me provide you with some tips.
1) Create an overview
Find a large piece of paper.
If you have many ideas, then it must be really big.
Sit down and start writing all your many ideas down.
Get them out of your head.
Do not edit.
Go further into the ideas.
You just have to get them out of your head and out on paper.
ALL of the ideas.
Let it flow.
The purpose is to get a visual overview of what ideas are filling up your beautiful head.
2) Prioritize – with both the body and the mind
When you’re done brainstorming and writing ideas on your big piece of paper, then you have to take a step backwards.
It’s best to leave it for a few days.
Then, go back to your piece of paper and look at it with fresh eyes.
Now, you have to prioritize.
But before you prioritize, be sure to get your body involved.
Sit down and close your eyes.
Breathe deeply 10 times.
Feel your body.
Ask it to tell you how it feels when something is a HELL YEAH.
Ask it to tell you when something is a NO GO.
Ask it to tell you when something is a MAYBE.
And then come back and look at your paper.
Prioritize your many ideas with
1 = HELL YEAH
2 = a little less HELL YEAH.
You simply take a piece of paper where you prioritize all your ideas from 1 and downwards.
Be aware not to go into “it can’t be done” – mode.
Right now, everything is possible – you just have to find out what you have the MOST energy on and then prioritize downwards.
3) Hang it on the wall
Hang your priority list on the wall.
Decide that in the future, you will only act on HELL YEAH ideas.
And here, I mean ideas that make you fly so much that you can hardly land again.
It makes no sense to act on things that feel like “that would be very smart.”
It has to feel like “ROCK ON!”
Do not cheat yourself
Notice if you begin saying the following to yourself,
“All my ideas feel just as good.”
“I can’t feel which ones are the best.”
Then, rephrase your inner dialogue.
“I know exactly what I want.”
“I know some of my ideas are better than others.”
“I can easily tell which ideas are the best.”
You know 100% what you need to go with.
Give yourself time to feel the answers.
Have a box for ideas
If you are such a machine gun full of ideas, which I think you are, since you are still reading this.
Then, I recommend you to have a box for ideas.
This is a nice little box/folder that you put all your ideas into.
The idea is that you have to get them out of your head when they pop up.
So, every time you get a new idea, you write it down and put in the box.
You are not acting on it.
After a month, you go back and look at your many ideas.
Here, you will find that many of the ideas that currently felt REALLY good, weren’t really that good afterall.
So you throw them out.
Maybe there is one in particular where you think – I will stick to this one.
And then, you can decide either to continue working on it now, or let it stay in the folder a little longer.
I, sincerely, hope that you get your ideas under control with this post – it is very important for your continued success.
I know how devastating it is for both you and your business if you do not do anything about it.
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I wish you a nice day.