Sometimes the issue isn’t having too few ideas, sometimes it’s having too many!
If you’re like me, you’re never at a loss for ideas! Your mind probably races with all the possibilities that business (and life) have to offer.
I’ve never had a lack of ideas. If brainstorming were an Olympic sport, I’d bring home the Gold every time!
To be perfectly honest, this can be hard to manage. It’s difficult to put priority on ideas when they are constantly there. In quiet times I find myself plotting and scheming in the back of my mind. During busy moments there are even more opportunities that present themselves. Every circumstance in my life breeds new ideas. What to do about them?
I was once given the advice to write down my ideas when I think about them. I was told that it would help me to clear my mind. This is fine, and worthy advice, but what do I do with them then?
You know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? You’re just like me, and end up with stacks of papers, booklets full of lists, and sticky notes everywhere. Feels counter-productive.
There must be a solution for those of us who have brains that won’t shut off.
How do we prioritize, and take action on some of these ideas, while letting go of others?