Inside of everyone is an idea waiting to burst forth on to the Internet, take the world by storm and generate millions of dollars into your pockets.
This holiday season, why not give yourself a special gift? Go out and spend $5 on a spiral bound notebook. Used correctly, it could be the best gift you ever buy yourself.
I have a couple of A4 books that I keep on my shelves filled with the musings of my fertile entrepreneurial imagination. Idea after idea is jotted down and stored for later review. My wife refers to me as “idea a minute” man – rather sarcastically I might add ☹
But, this is my way of not being drawn off task by “bright shiny object syndrome”. Writing it down means I can release my mind and still keep what could be a killer idea without wasting hours thinking it over when I should be working.
You could doodle a diagram, nut out a flow chart, make a list of parts, write out a problem to find a solution for, or just sketch out an invention. You might have a layout for a website, a new way to use social media, a method to harness your affiliate skills to win a product launch competition or even a new mobile app.
Every month or so, I dig out one of my books and read through the ideas. When I see one that tickles my fancy, I take a little more time to jot down a diagram, more notes or bullet points to fill it out with more details.
Slowly over time, the better ones get built into products, courses, books or videos depending on what I think suits them best.
Many of my ideas will never see the light of day unless I turn them into a book for other entrepreneurs to run with. That doesn’t matter though because the ones that have worked out have been great successes. Mind you, I’ve had some superb flops too!
You have a million business ideas inside you! Get them out and on to paper because you never know when you might be in the position to launch one. I had a meeting just the other day with someone who had exactly the right skills to turn an idea into reality.
It was pure chance and I had no idea that he could do this sort of programming. If I hadn’t written the idea down two years ago, it would have been gone from my mind by now. Will it fly? Who knows, we’ll see…
This holiday season a simple spiral bound notepad may change your future. We succeed because we choose to succeed and take steps to do it. Take the first step, get what’s in your head out and on to paper.
As a wise man once said, “Don't go to your grave pregnant with potential.”