Here’s the thing! MILLIONS of people come up with incredible ideas everyday but the actual number of people that act on the idea(s) they come up with; are one in a million.
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me about a a great idea they had … trust and believe me I’d be RICH. I’ve come to understand a few things about ideas.
- They come a Dime a Dozen
- Rarely are they ever original
Let’s be real, how many times have you come up with an idea, done nothing with it and then seen a variation of your idea somewhere done by someone else. It’s happened to me on more than one occasion. When you have a good idea run with it, if you don’t someone else will.
Step 1 – Plot
Plotting is something that should be done in private. Negativity Is The #1 Killer Of All Things Great. Give yourself a chance to at least completely think your idea through before you share your thoughts with anyone.
Use the alone time as an opportunity for you to take everything that’s in your head and put it on paper, this is also referred to as a brain dump.
Don’t hold back, don’t think too much, just start to write. A great spiritual teacher of mine refers to this as unconscious writing she says unconscious writing is the act of just sitting and writing with no regard.
Write out everything that comes to your mind don’t worry about grammar, punctuation, or structure at this point … write as much as you can for as long as you can, it doesn’t have to make sense right now that’s what the planning stage is for.
Start thinking about your big idea a vivd, detailed some-what outlandish way.
- Who is it for?
- What is it?
- Where will people find it?
- Why people need it (what problem does it solve)?
- How you make money?
- The unimaginable what does that look like
- It’s a good idea to keep all your thoughts in one place so you can refer back often and can add to it as you go along.
Step 2 Plan
Your idea is just a wish without a plan and some goals.
All you need is a simple plan to get started. A formal business plan in my mind are for business owners who are seeking financial backing in the form of bank loans, venture capital, angel investors, people who have a particular type of business that is more complicated, more involved , with more moving parts.
If you are a solopreneur or are planning to have less than you know to employees an elaborate business plan is not necessary , all you need is a one-page document that outlines where you are now and where you want to be in the next 12 to 18 months.
Keep It Super Simple. Take everything you brain dumped and start formulating your plan.
Start with your vision begin with the end in mind where would you like to see yourself in the next 90, 180, 365 days from now
Then think about your mission, simply put … what you will do daily to achieve your vision. Then you want to detail:
- What will you sell
- Who was it for
- What problem will your idea solve How will it help people
- What will you charge
- How you get paid
- How will your customers find you
- How can you encourage referrals
- How will you know when you’re successful what does that look like how many clients will you have how many cells would you have made how much money do you need to make in order to feel like you’re successful at business
Step 3 Slay
The thing that separates a good idea from a great one is execution. Execution will trump an excellent idea any day. It doesn’t matter how amazing you think your idea is, if you sit on it and sleep on YOU, nothing will ever happen.
It’s time for you to put all of your plotting and planning into action. This is the number one step that most people trying to start a business fail to complete. They spend all their time making everything perfect and pretty but have no profits. What are you going to do in the next 90 days to make everything you’ve discovered a reality? What specifically are you going to do first to set your plan in motion? Nothing will happen until you do the work.
That’s it, there it is – three steps to executing your big idea so you can get the business of your dreams up running and profitable and eventually quit your job. Remember change can be nerve racking, but with proper planning, preparation and lots of action becoming the entrepreneur you’ve always wanted to be won’t be as hard as you think.
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you!
Have you been thinking about doing something for years or have you been on the fence about starting something more recently?
What’s your big idea … Start Plotting and Planning it’s time for you to SLAY!
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