Sometimes I have just too many ideas and sometimes I have none. What helps me in both cases is a thinking page. I ask myself questions and write down ideas as they come. After that I try to streamline the flood of ideas into something more targeted and something that makes more sense. I am not afraid to cross things out or change them completely. This is something I was taught by one of my old mentors. He always said that that I need to cross thing outs to come out with the best ideas.
Once the rough draft is ready I bounce it off someone I trust. If things look good – I will start researching and going deeper. By then I know I am serious about it and committed. The last step is to get the details right. This looks like a lengthy process but it is worth it. I used to jump into things straight away without thinking and it cost me lots of time and energy. Of course it is not fool proof but it does make me more effective and brings better results.
Yes, and here is a list for those who hate reading paragraphs 🙂
- create rough draft that includes all ideas
- streamline the draft so it has only one key idea
- cross out things that are not relevant to your idea
- bounce your idea off someone you trust
- do a deep dive i.e. research
- add details and go for it
Good luck dear friends 🙂